Showing posts with label Save $. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Save $. Show all posts

Monday, January 6, 2014

Always There Designs~Review~

Interview with Ann, from Always There Designs
"As an engaged bride-to-be, I understand what it is like to try to find beautiful items for myself and my wedding without spending a fortune.  I create all of my jewelry to be affordable so everyone can enjoy it."
  • Favorite type of jewelry to make:  Stamped jewelry.  It is so cathartic to be able to come home after a long day and be able to sit down with a hammer and make something beautiful.  There is something special about being able to put so much of myself into a piece of jewelry.  I literally start with a piece of metal and, by the time I'm done stamping, oxidizing, and polishing, I have made that piece of metal into a work of art.  And each piece is different.  There will never be two that are exactly the same.
  • Getting started:  I have always been a creative person.  My mom is a professional photographer so I guess it runs in the family.  I've tried every type of craft out there, from sewing to scrap booking to pottery.  I always really enjoyed making jewelry.  I officially started doing stamped jewelry about a year ago when went to buy a piece myself and all I could find was sterling silver.  I knew that if I didn't want to pay that much, other people didn't want to as well.  So I set out to start making affordable versions myself and fell in love with it.  I played with several metals until I came upon aluminum and I've never looked back.  I prefer it over sterling any day and it really makes it affordable so everyone can enjoy stamped jewelry.
  • College:  I actually haven't graduated yet!  I will be finishing up the last of my pre-med/human biology degree next year.  I had planned on going directly to PA (physician assistant) school after graduation but now I'm holding off indefinitely on that so I can continue with my jewelry.  I have found something I really enjoy doing with the jewelry and I can see myself doing it for years to come.
When I received my necklace I was so excited that it was a pearl - I love pearls!  Ann was so nice to talk to and discuss options, which is important to many brides or brides-to-be! One reason I instantly was drawn to her shop was the prices.  As she stated in her interview, she knows what money is like when you are planning a wedding and trying to actually "save" some for when life really begins. Yes that is me in my cute necklace!  Love it!  She "hammer stamped" Bride and added a cute Swarovski pearl to it.  Lovely! She makes ones that say 'Engaged', but 'Bride' does last longer ;)

Ann may give you something extra special at  Always There Designs if you mention that SAHM&TW(2b) sent you! 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Shutterfly 2013 Holiday Cards

Go to the Shutterfly home page.
I thought of the best Christmas Card idea ever - we wear matching red sweaters with a white collared shirt underneath and do an 80s pose.  I saw the pose on a movie and instantly thought it would be a good laugh instead of all the boring Christmas cards people usually send.  I always use Shutterfly for my photobooks and want there to check out their 2013 Christmas Collection.  Go there now!
Hello Save The Date/Christmas Card!
We all know how much I love the photobooks, so be sure to check them out -- great presents for Grandparents if they are filled with a years worth of photographs.  BEST PRESENT EVER!
Shutterfuly also has a Tri-Fold card that would make an amazing Christmas card, but can also double as a Save The Date!   Because my wedding costs keep building (Pinterest you lied and said it is possible to have a wedding under $6k Boo) I am looking everywhere to save a few dollars - this tri-fold doubles as both :) 

There are so many new card designs for Holiday Cards 2013
o   Classic: Traditional colors, iconic illustrations, aspirational sentiments, snowflakes, monogram
o   Contemporary: trend forward colors, texture and layering, water color techniques, shine, glitter, Instagram pictures are perfect for this style
o   Whimsy: humor and nostalgia meet, fun sentiments
o   Merry and Bright: all about color and having fun
o   Religious: metallic type treatments, incorporated story ideas
o   Photo Basics: multiple colors, vertical type, family name highlights

Interested in all these new designs and ideas?  Shutterfly and I have joined up to give you $50 to use on the site!  Just enter using the giveaway links below!
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Be sure to join in on the Pinterest Party --  #PhotosYouLove on October 16 at 8 PM ET!  You never know what interesting ideas you will see at this Pinning Party (tm)!

I am  have been compensated with product as per FTC regulations and love it!  

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Saving Money with Zaycon Foods

How does Zaycon Foods manage to provide such high quality super fresh meat and produce to its customers at such low prices? The answer is strength in numbers. And not our numbers, yours!

Zaycon Foods can sell its products at bulk rate prices to individual consumers and families because our unique sales event business model brings lots of people together, adding all their purchasing power into a combined bulk food purchase. And when you buy as part of a group that’s committing to such a large purchase, the power is in the hands of the purchaser! It’s the ultimate group buy in terms of both price and consumer empowerment.

You can pre-select exactly what you want to order from a given Zaycon sales event – sometimes you may want to stock up on our amazing meaty back ribs and sometimes it might be all about the Zaycon bacon – and then, on the day of the sales event, you and a whole big bunch of your neighbors will find yourselves in a nearby parking lot watching as an entire tractor trailer’s worth of high quality natural food is unloaded into all of your cars! You will be amazed at how quickly one of our refrigerated trucks goes from being filled with natural, fresh chicken or hundreds of gallons of grade A non-homogenized milk to being empty and back on its way to the farm!

A Zaycon Foods truck sales event often lasts less time than you would spend on a trip to the grocery store, yet you will leave with a whole lot more food than you’d get at the market, and for much better prices, too!

When you use the Zaycon Foods sales event as your preferred place to purchase meats, milk, and any of our other fine products, you get advantages even beyond the bulk pricing that comes with our special sales model. You also have the peace of mind of knowing exactly what you’re going to get! A trip to the grocery store can involve wasted time wandering around looking for various foods spread out across the store; at a Zaycon Foods parking lot meat truck delivery (or milk or berries or fish delivery, too!) you have pre-ordered your foods, so all you have to do is show up and wait for our friendly staffers and volunteers to load up your car.

Also, unlike in the grocery store, the prices you will pay for a Zaycon Foods product are locked in on our website, so you will know how much you are going to spend before you have committed to a purchase.

At a supermarket, you might pay one price for chicken on one day, and then a higher price on another day. With Zaycon, you decide that you want to order a case of our fresh boneless skinless chicken breasts, you check the price and then you commit to it, knowing that from that moment on, we are committed to getting you your fresh, natural food!

This post was brought to you by Zaycon Foods and US Family Guide.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Kickin The Winter Blues Gift Card Giveaway

Welcome to the Kickin The Winter Blues Gift Card Giveaway
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2nd Prize $200 Paypal Cash
3rd Prize $150 Paypal Cash
4th Prize: $100 Paypal Cash
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    Giveaway will run from 02/27/2013 at 12:00am EST - 03/28/2013 at 12:00am EST, open WORLDWIDE! To enter you must be at least 18 years of age, and use the Rafflecopter below. Remember you do not have to complete all entries on the Rafflecopter, but by doing so you are gaining more entries into the giveaway and increasing your chances on winning. There is plenty of time to enter this giveaway as it will run for 4 weeks. Those of you who wish to take advantage of daily entries be sure to visit daily and grab those extra entries
    Special thanks to our fabulous Co-Hosts:
    Thank you for making this event so much fun! Maybe you will be one of the FIVE lucky readers will receive cash! Good Luck!
    Disclosure: This blog was not compensated for being part of the event, nor are we responsible for shipping the prize to the winner. This event is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google or any other social media network. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the winning email. The winning email will come from Be sure and add it to your safe list. We sure would hate to have to redraw another winner. If you have any questions about the giveaway you can contact Jenn from Jenn's Blah Blah Blog at Good Luck.

    Saturday, February 16, 2013

    Save 30% on a 3 Nights Stay at The Porches!

    US Family Guide let me in on this great deal and I thought I would share it with you guys.  I am in desperate need of a vacation so I though you may be too!

    The Porches offers 4 and 5 bedroom luxury homes that range from 3,000 to 5,000 square feet.  This really is the only place to stay with a group, our homes sleep between 8- 14 people.  The only place in Steamboat where you can get a luxury home with all the amenities you could ever want.  We have a great year round outdoor pool, a couple of hot tubs as well as an exquisite club house.  Our club house has a kid’s game room, pool table, and so much more for you and your family to enjoy!  Our private shuttle service allows for everyone in your group to relax, we will take you to and from the ski area as well as everywhere in town.  At the slopes we have a complimentary valet tent so you can store your skis , snowboards and poles, no need to haul them back and forth with you. Our concierge can help you book every detail of your trip.  See our reviews on trip advisor, #2 in specialty lodging in Steamboat!!

    Save up to 30% on a stay of 3 nights or more this winter at The Porches   Or call 866-992-0600  Must book by 2/28/13.  Use promo code: DISC

    Monday, February 11, 2013

    Light it Up: Ohio Flame Fire Pit Giveaway

    This winter in Ohio has been ten times colder than last winter.  I would love to win one of these not only for  winter but also for a summertime barbecue!  Good luck from Blabs from a SAHM and TW!

    Welcome to the Light It Up Giveaway Event

    Friday, November 2, 2012

    Coupon Coup Giveaway

    I know that everyone loves saving money so I found this great giveaway to help you!  There are a ton of prizes.  Good luck from Blabs from SAHM and TW!
    Welcome to the Coupon Coup Giveaway, hosted by Stay a Stay at Home Mom with cohosts Zoes Printable Coupons, Sisters Saving Cents, Military Wives Saving, and Mamal Diane Keeping it Simple.

    One of the best ways families can save money all year long is to utilize coupons. Now, for the uninitiated, you're probably thinking its just not worth it to spend Sunday morning clipping a coupon to save a quarter off a tube of toothpaste you don't even like! But there is so much more to couponing than that! By properly using coupons, most families can save 20-90% off their food, paper products, and toiletries bill, and take home bags of freebies each month.

    This fantastic giveaway aims at helping you learn how to do it! One lucky winner will receive:
    ~Couponing: The Extreme Video Course
    ~6-mo Membership to SavingsAngel
    ~Coupon Clutch from Grandma's Little Lilly
    ~Create Your Own Coupon Binder
    ~40 Recent Coupon Inserts from Coupon Connection Idaho
    ~$100 Wal-Mart Gift Card
    Additionally FIVE First Prize winners will receive a copy of Couponing: The Extreme Video Course.

    Couponing: The Extreme Video Course
    Have you ever wondered how the couponers on TV are able to fill three grocery carts full of food and toiletries and pay a penny? Well, part of that is Hollywood entertainment, but most of it is possible. Couponing: The Extreme Video Course will show you how to regularly save 20-90% off your food and toiletries bill.

    The Coupon Coup Giveaway winner will receive a copy of Couponing: The Extreme Video Course (accessed online) AND FIVE lucky runner-up winners will also receive a copy!

    Plus, all giveaway participants are eligible to receive $5 off Couponing: The Extreme Video Course while the giveaway is going on. Simply enter this code at checkout:
    (NOTE: If you purchase Couponing: The Extreme Video Course and are one of the winners, you'll receive a refund. No need to worry about buying the course and then winning it anyway :)

    Couponing: The Extreme Video Course

    6-Month Membership to SavingsAngel
    SavingsAngel helps busy moms dramatically cut their grocery bills. Create your own customized shopping list from hundreds of weekly matchup deals. Search for specific products or coupons. Get email alerts for deals on products you use at your favorite stores. Get personalized help for couponing beginners and great tips for experts. Long-time members agree the small monthly fee is worth the extra savings of money and time. A generous friend-to-friend referral program makes it easy to get your membership for free.

    The winner of the Coupon Coup Giveaway gets a 6month membership to SavingsAngel absolutely free!

    Coupon Clutch
    For smaller couponing trips, restaurants and entertainment, and even specialty store organization, a coupon clutch is critical! Grandma's Little Lilly, an etsy store, makes beautiful, functional coupon clutches, and has graciously offered the winner of the Coupon Coup Giveaway the clutch of her choice from Grandma's etsy store here.

    Coupon Binder
    Every good couponer worth her salt has a coupon binder. The winner of this giveaway will receive the materials needed to make her own customized coupon binder (instructions here) including:

    ~Case It Zippered Binder
    ~Coupon Binder Pages
    ~Tabbed Dividers

    Coupon Inserts
    Probably the most important component of couponing is the actual coupon inserts themselves! You cannot buy coupon inserts, but there are several services out there including Coupon Connection Idaho that will save them for you and send them to you for free. (You just pay a small fee to cover administrative costs and labor associated with gathering them.)

    Coupon Connection Idaho is providing the winner with 40 recent coupon inserts.

    $100 Walmart Gift Card
    To get their couponing off to the right start, the winner will get a $100 Walmart gift card to help pay for groceries. If the winning bidder would prefer, $100 Paypal cash can be substituted.

    Fill out the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win. Good luck!

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    Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from yours.  Blabs from a SAHM and TW is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012


    I love organization.  I mean LOVE it.  When I had the chance to review these I knew exactly what I was going to use it for ... but I had to narrow my list down because I only got 2.  I received the Pink and Green  boxes.  They were so easy to assemble and were automatically taken for kids toys. Hubbs brother was in the process of moving and these were the best things to stick the toys that were contantly in use.  As the house was getting fixed (paint, cleaning, etc.), I constantly heard how amazing it was to just have these within reach to keep the kids occupied.  It was even better because the colors were so bright and different, the kids did not fight over which box was theirs! The teacher in me still added their names to the write on area with my Dry Erase Marker though :)  If I even get these back, hopefully, I will use them for my classroom!  Teachers absolutely love organization ad boxes that are simple to put together and pack as these are.

    Packaways is a brand new Storage Box that ships and stores in the flat position. When needed, simply press on opposing corners and the bottom "Automatically" folds into place and locks. When not in use, simply press on the bottom and the box folds back down flat for easy, out of the way storage. Ideal for homes, apartments or living quarters where use is intermittent and space is tight. Many applications: Moving; Back To School; Organizing The Kids' Rooms; Basement or Garage; Seasonal Items, etc. You can color code your things or have the colors match your decor. Proudly made in the U.S.A. from durable corrugated plastic. Great for harsh storage conditions or long-term storage since moisture and humidity won't effect the integrity of the boxes. Will last hundreds of cycles under normal circumstances. Comes with 2 Wipe Away Panels that allow you to conveniently identify the contents of the box. If you use China Dry Erase Markers, you can simply Wipe Away the previous contents and remark the box. Please go to for more information.

     I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

    Friday, September 28, 2012

    Get a FREE month subscription from ABCMouse Early Learning Academy!

    ABC Mouse offers a full online curriculum for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten in the subjects of reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Children can start anywhere and move through the curriculum at their own pace! ABC Mouse has won numerous awards, including the Parent's Choice, Teacher's Choice, and Mom's Choice GOLD awards! Get your first month FREE! 

    Monday, September 10, 2012

    Just Eyewear~Review and Giveaway!

    I have been a lifelong glasses wearer.  For the last few years, I have pretty much have the same style glasses.  I always want to try a new style but glasses are so expensive that I don't want to waste my money on a pair I may not end up liking.  I have had the same pair of glasses for the last three years and knew it was time to get some new ones.  However, I no longer have health insurance.  Paying for an eye appointment plus glasses is just out of the question right now.  The founder of Just Eyewear had the same problem as me and decided to do something about it!  

    I was really impressed with their website!  There are hundreds of frames to choose from starting at under $8!    Just Eyewear is a great option for buying glasses online. Why?  Their site points out...
    ~"Guaranteed Quality—These are high-quality, durable glasses that often come with a satisfaction guarantee; in fact, they’re the same quality of glasses you find at brick-and-mortar stores, but they are . . .
    ~Economic—Buying eyeglasses online saves you literally hundreds of dollars; same quality of product, less money—do we even need another reason to buy online? 
    ~Efficient—You have our official permission to shop for eyeglasses online in your underwear. We won’t tell (or know, thank goodness). Online you can shop anytime, anywhere—just find your frame and enter your information. It’s that easy."
    I had a hard time choosing which pair to pick.  Luckily, they have a lot of guides to help you from face shape to frame styles and more.  I ended up choosing the Derek Cardigan 7014 Black glasses.  Ordering was super easy and they have so many informative pages that it makes it really easy to find the answer to any problem you may have.  

    They fit my face great!  They are really different from my other glasses and I really like the change.  I like that I can match my glasses to what I am wearing that day.  Since the glasses are all so cheap, you can afford to play around with styles and colors.  They also have prescription sunglasses which is great! Overall, I am a fan of Just Eyewear and plan on using them the next time I buy glasses!

    Find out more:

    Want a chance to score a pair of your own?  Enter below to win a $50 gift card! 

    Friday, September 7, 2012

    Social September at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh - 1/2 Price Admission!

    I just got an email about this great deal and wanted to share it you!

    Children's Museum of Pittsburgh provides innovative museum experiences that inspire joy, creativity and curiosity. Our permanent exhibits are based on the philosophy of Play with Real Stuff, where real things and real processes challenge children's abilities and help them understand the world we live in, and themselves, better. Children can take off on fantastic flights of imagination and return to earth to build a boat, play in the mud, hammer a nail and change the tire on a car. To accommodate our youngest visitors, each exhibit includes an area with activities designed to meet the developmental needs of infants and toddlers. We provide the highest quality exhibits and programs for learning and play. We are a partner and a resource for people who work with or on behalf of children.  


    Wednesday, September 5, 2012

    Free $40 Credit to Paper Coterie!

    You can receive a $40 credit(first time customers only)!  Enter the coupon code Welcome2012 at checkout and you will receive $40 off (Standard shipping rates apply with no minimum purchase necessary).  Click here to get this great deal!

    This post contains affiliate link.

    Saturday, September 1, 2012

    Branson Getaway Giveaway

    Need a vacation? Gluten Free for Jen is hosting a great giveaway we would like to share with you:
    Gluten Free for Jen
    Gluten Free for Jen, Ramblings of a Caffeinated Army Wife, and Choose Branson would like to bring to you a family getaway to Branson Mo!
    This getaway is good for up to 5 people.
    Winner will receive:
    3 days 2 nights Branson area accommodations(Up
    to $150 Value)
    2 Adult Tickets to one of over 40 different shows
    (including Jim Stafford, The Haygoods, Kirby Van Burch, AmazingAcrobats of
    China, The Brett Family, Legends in Concert, and many, many more) (Up to a $70
    value) ***additional tickets/children’s tickets available at a discounted rate
    $30 Dining Voucher ($30 Value) Branson
    VIP Guest Card for additional discounts on area
    attractions, dining, and shopping ($29.95 value)
    This giveaway is Open to US Residents who are 18 and older only! Please be sure to read disclosure before entering for complete terms and conditions! Giveaway will end at 11:01 PM cst on 9/19. Entrients must complete the mandatory entry before earning bonus entries. These will be varified!
    Enter using the form below!
    ~Good Luck!~

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    ~Gluten Free for Jen will notify the winner via email- winner will have 48 hours to respond so information can be sent to the company. Winner will then be contacted by company to set up travel information. If winner does not respond to the email a new winner will be selected! ~
    No purchase necessary to enter or redeem prize. Only one
    entry per household. Contest is open to all U.S. residents 18 years of age or
    over. Contest begins 9/1 and ends 9/19 2012 and drawing will be held on or
    before (7/25). Winner is guaranteed to be chosen by random
    drawing. Officers, employees and associates of Summerwinds Resort Services, LLC
    are not eligible to claim the prize. Prize is non-transferable. Name of prize winner
    may be obtained by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Winner's
    List, Summerwinds Resort Services, LLC, 3179 N. Gretna, Branson, MO 65616. The odds
    of winning are determined by the total number of entries received or 1
    in10,000. Entrants agree to be contacted by phone, email, or regular mail for the
    purpose of promoting the sale of timeshare intervals and/or Branson vacation
    packages. Entrant acknowledges that participation in this promotion supersedes
    any in-house, state or federal no call list. Winner will be notified by email.
    Winner has 60 days from notification to claim prize. Winners agree to the use
    of their names, statements, and photos by the sponsor for future promotions or
    press releases.

    You can view the Choose Branson Privacy Policy by going to

    Friday, August 31, 2012

    The Baby Year Event Giveaway

    Know anyone who is expecting or already has a little one?  Enter  to win some great prizes below!  Good luck form us her at Blabs from a SAHM and TW.

    Mom Powered Media Proudly Presents The Baby Year Event!

    Here's what one lucky person will win!

    A year's worth of diapers!
    Wow we all know how expensive diapers can be and this prize will save parents money that they can to put other necessities or whatever they want.

    In addition to the diaper's our winner will also receive an Infantino Lil Lion's Happy Hangout Gym

    Infantino Lil Lion's Happy Hangout Gym has a super soft mat with unique textures. It is for babies between 0 to 5 months. This gym includes five detachable activity toys and musical peek a boo mirror.

    Giveaway ends September 20th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

    Thursday, August 23, 2012

    Knot Genie's Back To School Morning Meltdown Contest

    Know Genie is that brilliant device that helps you untangle your kids hair!  It's so great that it was just on the Today Show segment with Kourtney Kasdashian! 
    "The Knot Genie™ Detangling Brush was created for every mom that has endured the foot stomping and screaming matches that come with brushing their child's hair. With the Knot Genie, even the curliest, most knotted up hair practically slips through the unique bristle configuration – gently and painlessly. Try the Knot Genie on your kids (or on yourself) – you'll be amazed by the ease of brushing, as well as how it virtually stops breakage and split ends. You've wished for hair brushing standoffs to end. Wish granted."
    Right now they are offering a $4 Off coupon for Knot Genie or Teeny Genie!

    They are also having a $500 contest! Here's what you need to do to enter:
    "With the introduction of four new Knot Genie colors in our limited edition   Back to School Collection, we’re also running a fun contest. The contest is called, the Knot Genie Back to School Morning Meltdown contest.  If you’re a parent,  you’ve  probably experienced a foot stomping-shrieking-morning meltdown at that critical time when you’re trying to get your child off to school. Recount (if it’s not to painful) your worst meltdown and  how you diffused the situation and enter your story in our contest. Ask  your friends  and family to vote for your entry and you could win $500.00. The first 50 people to enter will get great prizes just for participating."  
    Sounds great, right!  Enter here:

    Tuesday, August 14, 2012

    Julep~Review Giveaway, & Coupon Code!

    Lately, I cannot stop looking at nail art.  I am constantly looking for new ideas to try.  However, it turns out that I am not as skilled in the art department as I thought I was! But while searching, I came across Julep!  It is a nail and beauty company that offers a monthly box service!  What makes this different than other monthly box companies is that you have control!  Want to send your box to a friend this month, switch up what's in your box or even skip a month?  You can do that by becoming a Julep Maven!  

    I chose the Classic with a Twist box to review.  It contained:

    • Kate - Classic with a Twist: Soft white pearl
    • Rose - Classic with a Twist, juicy watermelon red crème
    • Best Pedi Crème Ever! exfoliate, hydrate, and nourish your feet 

    The nail polish is really high quality.  It goes on smooth and shiny.  I have been wearing it all week and it has not chipped at all.  When I first looked at their site, I thought all the bottles seemed mini or trial size.  But these are 8 oz.!  While they are not the usually 14 oz. bottles, there is enough to use quite a few times.  I have used mine on both my hands and feet twice and the bottle is still almost full.  I really liked both colors!  The pink goes on a tad darker than I was expecting.  It is a cross between pink and red.  The white has a shiny tone to it that makes it different than a plain white.  They both go really well together!  The Best Pedi Creme Ever came at the perfect time for me!  My feet were looking rough and this saved the day!  It goes on just like a regular lotion but really does wonders to your feet!  Now if I could just get the hubby to use it...

    I chose to do a simple polka dot pattern on one nail for a statement nail.  I also did a chevron pattern on my big toe.

    Now here is your chance to get one of your own for just a penny!  Visit their website here and take their style quiz under the Julep Maven tab.  At checkout use coupon code: MAVENINTRO to get your first box for only one cent!  Remember, they notify you every month with the contents of your new box BEFORE charging you!  You can switch your box styles, send your box to a friend or even skip a month!

    Want to try it before you buy?  Enter to win a free Julep Mavin box below!

    Thursday, August 9, 2012

    Back 2 School $100 Old Navy E-Gift Card Giveaway

    Coupon Chief and Frugality for Less have teamed up with an awesome group of bloggers to bring you this awesome Back 2 School $100 Old Navy E-Gift Card Giveaway! We all know back to school time is tough and so why not give our awesome fans a chance to win and make school shopping this year a little easier on the pocket book!

    Coupon Chief is sponsoring the prize and if you have no idea who they are, make them your first stop before shopping online! Coupon Chief has all the latest coupon codes for online shopping. Oh yeah, you can even make money by sharing coupon codes you find. Make money by helping others save money, it's that easy!

    This giveaway is open to US residents only. Giveaway will run 8/9/12 at 9pm EST and will close 8/16/12 at 11:59pm EST. One winner will receive a $100 Old Navy e-gift card. Only entries on rafflecopter form below are valid.
    Good luck from SAHM and TW(2b)!

    Sunday, August 5, 2012

    Dinner's on Me! Giveaway

    Dinner's on Me!

    $300 worth of Restaurant Gift Cards Giveaway

    The Prize(s):
    1 Grand Prize Winner will get: $150 worth of Gift Cards
    (1) Olive Garden $30 GC, (1) Chili's$30 GC, (1) Pf Changs $30GC, (1) Red Robin $30 GC, (1) AppleBee's $30 GC

    10 additional Winners will get:
    (1) $15 Subway Gift Card

    Event Hosts:
    ATD Surviving Mommy Hood | The Lucky Ladybug | One Sleepy Mom |Roasted Beanz | Nearly Nothing| My Frugal Wife| Kimberly's Thoughts

    Rules: Open to US residents. If you click "Done" on the rafflecopter please do that task. All winning entries will be verified before announcing as the winner, if there is a discrepancy and the winning entry is not verifiable, a new winner will be chosen. Verified Winners will be announced on the Rafflecopter on or before 9/5/2012. The winners will have 72 hours to respond to an email in order to claim the prize. Please allow the RC widget to load below.

    Good Luck from Blabs from a SAHM and TW(2b)!
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    Tuesday, July 24, 2012

    SodaStream Giveaway!

    This review and giveaway are brought to you by Kara's Deals and Steals.  
    Good Luck!
    My husband and I are MAJOR soda lovers. We spend an endless amount of money feeding our Mountain Dew and Diet Pepsi habits. I was extremely excited to get the goodies pictured above. I have always been curious about the SodaStream and have heard it is a great way to conserve money rather than continuously buying 12-24 packs of soda at the store.

    **The advantages of SodaStream's Home Carbonation System include:

    • Convenience: No need to carry heavy bottles from the store. The SodaStream system is simple to use and requires no batteries or electricity.
    • Environmentally-Friendly: SodaStream is an "Active Green" solution that minimizes the huge eco-footprint caused by the manufacture, transport and waste of plastic bottles.
    • Variety: SodaStream offers over 100 flavors to suit everyone’s taste. Regular, diet, natural, fruity flavors, ice tea, energy drinks, sport drinks, tonic and many more.
    • Space Saver: No need to store bottles of beverages or empty bottles for recycling in your home.
    • Personalization: Make drinks just the way you love them… more bubbles, less bubbles, sweeter or lighter, even create your own flavor!
    • Family Fun: The system is quick and easy to use. It's fun for everyone and kids just love it!
    • Value for Money: Great savings compared to pre-packed carbonated water and beverages.
    • Satisfaction Guaranteed: SodaStream drinks makers are of extremely high quality and include a money-back satisfaction guarantee.
    The eco-friendly features of this product are attractive to me. I have a family of four and it seems like we have a LOT of trash so minimizing our collection of cans and bottles is a great selling feature of the SodaStream. It is also SO incredibly easy to use. The machine has no confusing parts to put together or electrical equipment. You open the back and put the carbonator in, fill the bottle with water, twist it into place, push the button a few times to carbonate the water, untwist your bottle, pour your syrup in and that's all there is to it! The bottle makes one liter of soda and is reusable, so no bottles are going in the trash.

    I tried the root beer and lemon-lime flavors. I must say, the SodaStream soda has a much more natural flavor than any soda I've ever tasted. The directions tell you to push the carbonator button three times. I had to push it five or six times to get it to a carbonation good enough for me but the flavor is great! Lemon-lime can be compared to Sprite for me but the difference in nutrition facts is outstanding.
    The SodaStream syrups have a significantly fewer amount of calories, sugar, and carbs. You have to make sure your water is VERY cold before using the SodaStream. I stored a bottle of cold water in the fridge for a couple of hours and the soda tasted much more comparable to name brands. If the water isn't cold enough, I noticed the soda tended to go flat.
    The SodaStream is also cost effective. You can shop on their Web site or at various retailers around the world (JCPenney, Target, Staples, Sears, and more). Every 10th soda mix you buy is FREE and each bottle of mix contains the equivalent of 33 cans of soda. These can be purchased for as low as $4.99. A 24-pack of soda cans here in Indiana costs around $6.99 ON SALE, so the SodaStream is extremely cost effective.
    Will the SodaStream replace my Mountain Dew? Probably not, but it is a great "filler" or alternative to drinking an excessive amount of Mountain Dew. Plus I feel more comfortable letting my kids drink from it, because neither of them are allowed to have soda at this point in their lives due to the high sugar content. I can reduce my carbon footprint a bit with this nifty little machine too!
    One lucky reader will receive a:
    Fountain Jet Soda Lover's Start-Up Kit ($99.95)
    It includes:

    Fountain Jet – winner’s choice of color (black/silver, red/silver or white)
    1 carbonating bottle, reusable for up to 3 years
    Reusable carbonator to fizz up to 60L of soda
    Variety 6-pack of popular sample-size flavors
    3 full-sized flavors of the winner’s choice

    Enter on the Rafflecopter below! Good luck!
    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    This giveaway is open to the U.S. only. Winner must respond within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen. The giveaway begins July 24 at 12:01a.m. and ends July 31 at 11:59p.m. Kara's Deals and Steals was given a SodaStream product to try and review. I am not responsible for shipment of the prize. I will report the winner's information to the sponsor. All opinions are 100% mine.

    Sunday, July 22, 2012

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