Thursday, September 30, 2010

Local SWFL: Coupon Queen coming to Sweetbay

This Tuesday 10/5 the Coupon Queen is coming to the Ft. Myers Sweetbay at 10:30 am. The coupon queen will tell you“how to spot value at the grocery store."  Attendees will receive $5 off their grocery bill, a coupon organizer, coupon book and a copy of Refundle Bundle, the magazine by The Coupon Queen, while supplies last.

I am not a Sweebay Shopper and have never been able to find good deals there, so I am really looking forward to going to this and seeing if there are any secrets I don't know about!!!

Note- If you live elsewhere in Florida, they are doing this at 8 different Florida locations.

Free 8x10 Photo Collage at Walgreens (9/30 & 10/1)

Thursday (9/30) and Friday (10/1) get a free 8x10 Photo Collage at Walgreens. Use code: FBCOLL and make sure to pick up in store so you can avoid shipping costs!

I love making these for grandparents...and you can't beat the price

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Free Ice Cream from Cold Stone Creamery! (9/30)

This Thursday, September 30th from 5-8pm, make a $1 donation to the Make a Wish Foundation and receive a 3 oz. sample of Kate's Creation served out of a ready to love pan in a Like ItTM cup from Cold Stone Creamery!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Yoplait Whips Review & Giveaway!

Yogurt is a daily staple in my household. We all love yogurt, although there isn't much agreement on which flavor. My son always wants a chocolate flavor and my daughter always wants vanilla! It's amazing how different two children can be.

Thanks to MyBlogSpark I was able to try the Yoplait Whips. YUMMY!

Yoplait Whips! yogurt is currently available in nine delectable flavors – Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Raspberry, Key Lime Pie, Lemon Burst, Orange Créme, Peaches ‘N Cream, Raspberry Mousse, Strawberry Mist, and Vanilla Créme.

We tried the chocolate raspberry flavor and I loved it. It has a mousse-type texture which is different than most yogurts. It is very light and makes for a really great afternoon snack. Of course, my son loved it when we took the yogurt and froze it for an ice cream snack, great for a hot afternoon.

My local grocery store (Publix) carries them for $.75 a piece. For the individual serving size yogurt, they are pretty much priced the same as the competition. I typically like to buy the larger quantities to save money so I was disappointed that they don't sell it in larger containers. But, they are delicious and a nice treat.

Thanks to MyBlogSpark and Yoplait, I have a gift package to offer a winner. Gift package includes: insulated cookler bag, freezer ice cream forms, and a coupon for a free Yoplait Whips!

To win:
-Leave a comment and share what Yoplait Whips flavor you would most enjoy frozen

Extra entries:
Follow me on twitter and Tweet about this giveaway-leave a comment w/ the link to it
Follow Living Life and Luvin It
Subscribe to Living Life and Luvin It (on left sidebar)

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 Sept. 29, 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 Yoplait and MyBlogSpark

Barbie "A Fashion Fairytale" Review

The new movie, Barbie "A Fashion Fairytale" just hit the stores this September 14th and I had an opportunity to watch it and share my thoughts with you, so....

Really, growing up I was never a fan of Barbie. I'm not sure why, it just wasn't something that I never got into, and it's not something I've ever bought for my daughter. So, when I was sent this movie to review it was my daughter's first introduction to Barbie. It is an understatement to say that she really, really liked this Barbie movie.

The story is pretty simple. Barbie gets fired from her job and thinks Ken (oh, Ken!) broke up with her. So, devestated, she takes off for Paris to visit her aunt at her design house. The movie is mostly about Barbie's adventures in trying to help her aunt save her fashion design house.  It is a cute movie and there was nothing in it that I had any problems letting my 5 year old watch.

If you have a daughter or family member who is a fan of Barbie I would think they would really enjoy this new movie! It was well done and most important to me, family friendly! The overall theme for kids was to "be true to yourself" which is always a positive message.

P.s. They are coming out with a line of accompanying toys for the movie & there are fashion games related to the movie at

I received a Barbie "A Fashion Fairytale" DVD from MomSelect and Barbie to the facilitate this review.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Winn Dixie-Free Kraft Homestyle Dinners

If you were part of the Kraft's First Taste program and got the coupon for a free Homestyle Deluxe Dinner, here's a deal for you:
Winn Dixie currently has B1G1 free so use the coupon and get 2 for free!
Sale good through Tuesday, Sept. 21

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Free Sample of Pringles Xtreme

Get a FREE can of Pringles Extreme Chips on Facebook right now. I've never had these, but they look good!

Local SWFL: Free Admission to the Naples Zoo

Gator Country 101.9 and the Naples Zoo are teaming up together this weekend to give everyone free admission to the Naples Zoo. They've done this a few times in the past and I've always gone and had a blast. Admission is normally about $20 so this is a huge deal.

The only fine print is that you have to bring this paper with you and get there between 8 and 10 am!

I'm bummed we are going to miss this one, we already have plans :(

Sunkist Salternative

My grandma has congestive heart failure and one of the hardest things for her is that she can have almost no sodium. Recently we were together and I saw how difficult it was for her to eat anything. It's scary how much sodium is in everything, things I never even knew had sodium in it. I found out about this alternative website and thought it was well done. Check it out for yourself & enter the contest while you are at it!

Between now and September 30, 2010, you can enter the S’alternative recipe contest by submitting your appetizer, salad, main course or sauce recipe featuring Sunkist lemons as an alternative to salt for a chance of winning up to a $1,000 grocery gift card!

The Sunkist S’alternative website also features new S’alternative recipes from Sunkist as well as tips on how to prepare foods using Sunkist Lemons as a healthy salt alternative and important information on the dangers of sodium.

Target-school supplies marked down to 75% off

I was at Target today (for local readers, the one on East Terry & 41 in Bonita) and the school supplies were all marked down to 75% off. There was still quite a few things left, but people were buying! I got some great deals-stocked up on some notebooks, scissors, glue sticks and scotch tape (Magic tape was marked down to $.25 each. There was a coupon in the newspaper not too long ago with $1.00/3...use it and score some for free!)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Free Uncrustables

Get a coupon for a free box of Uncrustables starting September 13th!

Register and submit an organizational tip or solution for the on-the-go mom or dad (a “Tip) beginning on 9/13/10 at 12:00pm noon ET through 10/12/10 at the posted time daily to receive a coupon by mail for one free box of Smucker’s® Uncrustables® sandwiches (4-pack) (max. value $3.00).

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Movies- Cheap tickets & free popcorn

Free Popcorn:
Like Regal on Facebook and get a coupon for a free popcorn. Friday 9/10 only
(Thanks the Closeout Kid)

Cheap tickets:
Sign up for Weekly Cinema and get one FREE movie ticket, and 2 movie tickets every month for only $12.99. Over 60% in Savings!
If you go to the movies once a month, this is a great deal!

Local SWFL: Sun Splash Family Night

Saturday, 9/11/2010
This waterpark is so much fun!!!

Family night runs from 5:30-8:30 and includes Sun Splash's version of "Aqua Theatre" featuring the family film, "Shark Tale," on a large inflatable movie screen next to the main pool. Park visitors can also enjoy the slides, tubes and attractions, including Sun Splash’s three speed slides, Main Stream River and a Tot Spot for the little ones.

$6 Cape Coral residents
$8 Non-cape residents

Zazzle - $25 for $50 Groupon Deal (cheap stamps!)-TODAY ONLY

Groupon is having a great deal at Zazzle. $25 for $50 worth of Zazzle Customized.

To get the deal,

  1. Visit Groupon
  2. Look under "Seattle"
  3. Find it under the side deal
  4. Click on "buy"
  5. Print out voucher!!
Here's some ideas:
The customized postage stamps are 20 small ones per sheet, so:

-buy 3 small sheets (for a total of 60 stamps)
-Total is appx. $54 + $3 shipping = $57.00
-Use your $50 Groupon Voucher, new total = $7.00

Your cost will be the $25 Groupon voucher + $7.00 at Zazzle for a total of $32.00 for 60 stamps. (each stamp will cost appx. $.53)
This would be great to mail out Christmas letters with or for a wedding, or birth announcement...or an awesome Christmas present for someone with a new baby!

How about a personalized apron? Prices start at $15.95
How about a personalized frosty beer mug? Prices start at $22.10
Remember, with the voucher if you buy $50 worth of stuff (for $25), you basically are getting everything for 50% off!

If you are not already a groupon member (it's free) sign up here!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Target - School supplies on clearance

I was just at my local Target (the one on the intersection of E. Terry & 41) and the school supplies are marked down to 50%. I scored a really nice globe for $7.49 which I really needed for homeschooling!!!

Pampers Gifts to Grow - 10 points

Here's another code for Pamper's Gifts to Grow. This one's worth 10 points.
Expires 9/12/2010

Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom

Adding Numbers to your comments

I'm so excited....I finally found out how to add numbers to my comments so that I don't have to count through all of my comments to find the winners for giveaways!!! If you have blogspot and are looking for directions on how to add numbers to your comments, you have to check out this tutorial.

Monday, September 6, 2010

And the winner is...

The winner of the Pillsbury Gift Pack is...
Laura C
Congratulations, Laura!

Blockbuster-free rental code, today (9/6) only!

Today only get a free movie rental from Blockbuster Kiosk with code: MNDY
Expires at midnight tonight.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Fisher Price EZ Bundle 4 in 1 Review!

Space and money are two things we always seem to be short of in my house. It seems as if there is never enough of either one. And now with a newborn in the house again the house is really over run with all of the baby stuff! So when I heard about the Fisher Price EZ Bundle 4 in 1, designed to save both space and money, I was intrigued and ready to take on the challenge to see if it really did. Here's what I found:
What it is:
The EZ Bundle 4 in 1 comes with one seat that can be manipulated around to make up an infant seat, an infant swing, a toddler seat or a high chair. The infant seat and infant swing go up to 25 pounds; the toddler seat and high chair go up to 50 pounds. It is designed to save money because it is essentially all of these things and yet, for the cost of one of them (it retails for $149).

My experience:

I was a little overwhelmed by all of the pieces when I first opened up the box. But to be fair, I am NEVER the one to assemble the kids' toys. My husband always does it for me. For some reason, reading the directions always seems difficult to me and a bit like reading greek. But I wanted to do it all myself to see how difficult this was. Once I actually started reading the directions I found that it was quite simple to put together. I was able to put it together in under 20 minutes without any major frustrations and with only one screw driver and 4 C batteries!! Not too bad for me, so I would definitely give it an "A" for easy assembly!

When I actually used the product I found the chair itself (which is moved into each of the 4 functions) is extremely comfortable for the baby and I loved the pattern. It was very cute and the fact that it is stain resistant makes it very practical as well.

I was impressed with all 4 of the functions. The highchair was my favorite because it was seamless. Other highchairs I have used have been difficult to clean because of all of the crevices that food gets stuck in. This one will be much easier to clean!

The infant swing was probably my daughter's favorite (look at that smile!) It has 6 different speeds and runs off of C batteries. My only complaint is that it could use a toy or two on it. It does come with one rattle-type toy on the chair though.

As far as converting it into the different functions, I found that it was very simple to move it from the infant seat to the swing; but a little difficult to move to the high chair because you had to actually take the legs off of the swing to put them into the high chair. I think it would be a hassle to have to switch it from the infant swing to the high chair on a daily basis.

Based on that fact, I think this is an ideal product for a grandma's house where you want all of these things for your little one without having to spend a fortune and you aren't switching it around multiple times a day everyday. It is also ideal if you are using it in stages with one function at a time, such as using it as a swing and seat from 0-6 months and then just as a toddler seat and highchair as they are older.

The concept is so simple and I think Fisher Price really hit the mark here. It can save a lot of money as each one of these items usually cost at least $100 and here you are getting four pieces for $149.

Click here for more information or to Buy it now:

Disclosure: I received a EZ 4 in 1 Bundle to facilitate this review. All opinions presented here are 100% mine.