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5 tips on how to beat the heat in your home this summer (with discount for Next Day Blinds)  

Friday, July 30, 2010

Leslie Press is Next Day Blinds’ Home Expert and below are her 5 tips on how to beat the heat in your home this summer:

  1. Go Solar: Did you know that single pane un-shaded windows account for up to 45% of a home's accumulated heat?  All window treatments have energy saving properties, but some are inherently more efficient than others. Solar Sheers are a great choice for addressing energy concerns.
  2. Dishwasher Woes: Instead of using your dishwasher, which adds to the house temperature, pull out those rubber gloves and scrub the dishes with cool water instead.
  3. Air Conditioner Maintenance Is Key: Maintaining your air conditioners properly is super important and a great way to maximize efficiency—clean filters often in this heat! If buying a new air conditioner, make sure it is properly sized .
  4. No One’s Home?: You may not realize this but turning off the lights, air conditioners and closing all of your shades when leaving a room will keep your room cooler your return.
  5. Stay Hydrated, Even Inside The Home: Keep your body cool and hydrated with icy refreshing beverages like cold water of frozen beverages.
Here's the promo code you can use at Next Day Blinds:
BY0710 gives:
$100 off $1000 or more
$250 off $2500 or more
$500 off $5000 or more

Disclaimer: I was not compensated in any manner for sharing this information with my readers.

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DOLE Smoothie Party (Giveaway)  

A couple of weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to have a DOLE Smoothie Party. I had the party on July 10th, and now I'm going to share our experience with you! I don't have any photos since some of my friends didn't want their photos on my blog. :-(

I made some Fluffy Orange Punch beverages for my guests, and some Lips Like Cherries.These smoothies were delicious and so easy to make with DOLE Frozen Fruit!

We've been having a heat wave in Maryland for almost the whole month of July, so I picked a perfect day to host a smoothie party! We just hung out on the back deck, drank some smoothies (some were spiked! shhh) and had some girl talk. There were a couple of children in attendance too, and we set up a Slip-n-Slide for them to cool down too! I also received a $10 iTunes gift card to help out with some tunes, so we were jamming out too!

The party was fun and thanks to DOLE and Rogers PR for hooking us up!


·         Here’s a little secret: with DOLE Frozen Fruit, there’s no need to add ice to your smoothie. It’s already naturally cold and delicious!

·         Unlike pre-made smoothie mixes that can be surprisingly unhealthy and lack variety, DOLE Frozen Fruit allows you to tailor your smoothie to your tastes exactly! And you’ll be catching up on your daily fruit and vegetable servings at the same time.

·         Smoothies made with DOLE Frozen Fruit are also a great way to take and keep extra weight off, especially during (gasp!) bathing suit season. Naturally fat-free and low-calorie, DOLE Frozen Fruit helps you and your family stay happy AND healthy.

·         Here are a few smoothie recipes to get the creative “juices” flowing! And you can find many more varieties at


·         Using DOLE Frozen Fruit is a more economical way to cook since you can use a little and save the rest for later, ensuring nothing goes to waste!

·         DOLE Frozen Fruit is more uniform in size and flavor, which optimizes recipe outcomes.

·         DOLE Frozen Fruit is ideal for toppings, baking, fruit salads or simply as a healthy snack.

·         DOLE Wildly Nutritious Heart Healthy Mixed Fruit is a colorful mix of pineapple, strawberries, peaches, honeydew and mangoes.

·         DOLE Wildly Nutritious Immunity Blend - Tropical Fruit is a delicious mix of pineapple, mango, golden kiwi, papaya and strawberries.

·         DOLE Wildly Nutritious Antioxidant Blend is a nutritious mix of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. Each serving of DOLE Wildly Nutritious Antioxidant Blend provides double the industry standard of effective antioxidant activity.


·         Blackberries     
·         Blueberries       
·         Dark Sweet Cherries
·         Mango
·         Pineapple Chunks         
·         Raspberries
·         Sliced Peaches
·         Sliced Strawberries       
·         Sliced Strawberries in Sugar Tub
·         Whole Strawberries       
·         Wild Blueberries           
·         Wildly Nutritious Mixed Berries
·         Wildly Nutritious Mixed Fruit      
·         Wildly Nutritious Tropical Fruit


I have ten coupons for DOLE Frozen Fruit to give away to some lucky readers! 

To enter, visit the Smoothie recipe section of DOLE's website and tell me another smoothie you'd like to try. (Required entry) 

For extra entries, please view my Giveaway Rules, updated 5/12/10. 

This giveaway will end on  August 13th. Giveaway is open to US Residents aged 18 and older. Winners will be emailed, so please be sure to leave your email address in your comment.

Disclaimer: I was sent some coupons for free DOLE frozen fruit and a $10 iTunes card to host a smoothie party and facilitate in this review. The opinions expressed above are solely my own and yours may differ. Receiving a product will NEVER influence what I write in any review.

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Find coupons  

I just became an affiliate of! (see the save money with coupons section on my right sidebar) If you're looking for coupons, or want to see previews of upcoming Sunday paper coupons, this is the place to check!

If you sign up for their affiliate network, you can also earn money for referring your friends. :-)


Disclaimer: I am in an affiliate program for the above company and will receive money for people who click on my referral link or banner.

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$2 Layered cami at Old Navy (7/29 to 7/31 ONLY)  

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wow! What a great deal! Just type the code words “Cami 4 Me” at checkout and you get Layering Camis, for $2 each, reg. $8.50. It’s one hot deal for three hot days – 7/29 -7/31. In stores in the US only. Limit 5 per customer. Visit and click on the events tab for all the top secret details.

 This a great deal! Take advantage of it!

Disclaimer: I was not compensated in any manner for sharing this info with my readers. M80 shared this info with me and asked me to share it with my readers. 

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Mom Confession: I'm a potty mouth  

More parenting videos on JuiceBoxJungle

Are you a potty mouth, or are you a Role Model? I just saw a webisode by Evenflo in conjunction with their "Are You a Savvy Parent" video series, called "How to recover from a potty mouth moment". I cracked up watching this - because I have been in that situation!

Even though I teach my children not to cuss, I still do it. Quite regularly, I might add! I don't know why either, I just do! It's weird too, because when I was growing up my parents only said a few words, like the "D" word or the "s" word.

I can relate to the mom in the video because I curse, so when my children were younger, they were copying off of ME! But now that they're older, I've told them that even though I say it they can't! (You know, the whole "Do as I say, not as I do" thing!) My children have eaten soap when they were younger for cussing, and in recent years too - and I do feel bad about that (honestly I do!) but I have to hold my ground. (Do as I say... thing again!) I say, as long as you're not cussing AT your kids, it's up to you what words you use!

It's up to each person to decide if they want to cuss, and to deem where and when it's appropriate. I say to each her own!

Evenflo has just released the Momentum 65 DLX Convertible Car Seat, with features that help make safety, installation and use as easy as possible for parents.  Evenflo andJuiceBoxJungle sponsored me to write this post. 

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Frugal friends: I just added a coupon widget to my sidebar  

I love saving money, in any way, anywhere! I just added the following widget to my blog's right sidebar:

Add coupon widget to your siteSee all Kmart Coupons

If you like Kmart, be sure to stop by here and see if there are any coupons available for you head out to go shopping! (Please let me know if you like other stores and I can rotate them!)

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Win a Sony Bravia 32" LCD HDTV from  

I just got this cool promotion in my inbox - check it out!

Win a FREE Sony Bravia 32" LCD HDTV from the new local coupon website,!

WHO: Hosted by Every day, offers an amazing deal with discounts that can save consumers up to 90% from local restaurants, spas, special events and more!

WHAT: Win a FREE Sony Bravia 32" LCD HDTV

WHEN: The "myEZdeal" Sweepstakes will begin at 12:00:01 AM (EDT) on August 2, 2010 and end at 11:59:59 PM (EDT) on August 8, 2010


HOW: Participants will only need to enter their first and last name, zip code and email address. No purchase is necessary to enter or win the sweepstakes. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Sweepstakes is open only to individuals who are legal U.S. residents permanently and are 18 years of age or older.

If you decide to enter, Good luck!

Disclaimer: I was not compensated in any manner for sharing this contest with my readers.

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Country Bob's Twitter party (7/30/10)  

Country Bob's is having a Twitter party tomorrow! Join us!

What: Country Bob's Twitter party

When: Friday, 7/30 at 2 pm CT (3 pm EST)

Where: Follow @CountryBobs and Use TweetChat or Tweetgrid to follow along! Be sure to the hashtag #AllPurposeSauce

Win prizes like Country Bob’s Cookbook, golf shirt, golf balls, case of sauce and more up for grabs along with trivia and a general discussion about ways you like to have fun during the summer!

There's More! 

Everyone who Tweets via Twitter or promotes the Twitter party for us via blog post, Facebook, etc., will be entered to win a special thank you prize.

You can use this Tweet if you’d like, “Join @CountryBobs Friday, 2 p.m. (CT) for a Twitter party using hashtag #AllPurposeSauce. You can win Country Bob’s stuff too! Please RT”

See you there!

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Review and Giveaway: Zuvo Water Filtration System  

I'm a mom, so keeping my family safe and healthy is very important to me. I've also been trying to institute more eco-friendly practices into my family's life. From recycling to purchasing more recycled materials, every thing we change up has a positive impact on our lives as well as the Earth.

One thing I have cut out completely (even prior to this review) is bottled water. I've read so many studies that say that the plastic that the bottles are held in could be cancerous, as well as how long they take to break down in a landfill.

That's why when I was approached to do a review on the Zuvo Water Filtration System (aka Zuvo Water Purator), I jumped at the chance.

About the Zuvo:

Zuvo offers user friendly new technology that reduces unwanted, potentially unhealthy contaminants in drinking water -- without stripping it of the trace minerals that give water its refreshing, distinctive taste. It works in real time with no waiting. No other water cleansing system can make this claim of cleanliness combined with good taste.
This small home water treatment appliance is based on a patented technology platform that reproduces the photo-oxidation process naturally occurring in the environment (go to  for a more detailed explanation of the five-step process). It is an easy-to-install, cost-effective device ($.06 per gallon, compared to more than $1 per gallon for bottled water, over the course of a year) not requiring interim plastic pitchers or chemical additives. As an added bonus, eliminating the use of bottled water helps reduce the 32.8 billion water bottles that end up in landfills every year and it requires fewer filter changes that the famous name brand filter systems on the market.

The Zuvos retail for $299.99 and are way more cost effective than disposable filter brands.

Did You Know?

President Obama's anti-cancer panel has just released its annual report on "Reducing Environmental Cancer Risks What We Can Do Now" recommending that people use home water filtering devices to decrease exposure to cancer-causing agentsThe report states:
"Individual and families have many opportunities to reduce or eliminate chemical exposures, filtering home tap water or well water can decrease exposure to numerous known or suspected carcinogens or endocrine-disrupting chemicals."
The report further points out that children are at special risk for cancers from environmental contaminants due to the numerous toxic by products that leach into drinking waters from plastic bottles and unfiltered tap water.

The Solution for Reducing Cancer Risk

There is a solution to this cancer risk. Families can get unlimited quality water for both drinking and cooking directly from their faucets with an affordable Zuvo Water Home Filtration System. 
After all the recent news lately on the perils in our drinking water, and because tap water safety is a number one concern for our health and fitness this is exactly the problem the new Zuvo tackles. We all know the reasons we need to drink more water:  hydration, healthier bodies, better energy, exercise aid, cooking, the list is endless. The new Zuvo Water Filtration System,  is a new easy to use eco friendly device,it's state of the art and elegantly designed. In light of all the recent FDA warnings over plastics leaching into our bodies from unregulated bottled waters, this is especially timely.

Take Back Your Tap

With the safety of drinking water on everyone's minds these days and Congressional hearings on bottled waters ongoing, the new Zuvo Water Filtration System offers a solution to the question of how we can get the cleanest drinking water to improve our fitness and health and at the same time save our planet.The Zuvo Water Filtration System will revolutionize the way you think about easy to use home water filtration systems. It's ecologically friendly and elegantly designed and has been awarded the Parent Tested Parent Approved Award for best new green products, recommended by the Cooking Clubs of America  and we're on track for the Good Housekeeping Seal too.

Get Off the Bottle
Just because children have smaller bodies does not mean they need less water. Water is in fact one of the most important nutrients for childrenAnd because our bodies are 75% water, we can’t live without water and can survive only for about three days without it. The fact that your readers turn to you for the latest in healthy eco friendly products and advice, Zuvo should be a perfect fit. Zuvo raises the bar for water purity and taste. (ranked #1 over Fiji, Aquafina, Brita, Pur, Aquapanna, Evian and Smart Water by the San Francisco Chronicle and Wine & Spirits Magazine) at the most cost-effective price, Zuvo eliminates the need for expensive and eco-unfriendly plastic bottled waters, in fact if the water we use at home cost what even cheap bottled water costs our monthly water bills would run about $9000.00.
In addition the statistics surrounding the diseases and pollutants found in tap water are astounding. More and more individuals and families are starting to invest in water purification systems in order make sure their water enhances their health, rather than diminishes it. Please visit to learn more. 

My Thoughts:

As a Cancer-survivor, you could say I'm a bit paranoid about cancer. I've had it once and I don't want to have it again! If I can reduce my risk just a little bit by using the Zuvo Water Purator, I can sleep a little easier!

I've always hated the taste of water (or should I say the LACK of taste?!) People used to laugh at me on one of my recent jobs, because I used to tell them I HATE water. They didn't understand. I can't even explain it - I just HATE it! The only way I would drink is it if I bought bottle water. I cannot drink tap water! at all! 

I have numerous pitchers (3 in total) that I used to use to get my water cleaner. Now I just use the Zuvo, and I'm enjoying tasty water! (Yes, I LIKE water now!


One of you will win a Zuvo Water system like I received for review! 

To enter, head to Zuvo's website and have a look around. Then come back here and tell me something you learned while visiting the site! (Required entry)

For extra entries, please  view my Giveaway Rules, updated 5/12/10. 

This giveaway will end on August 12th. Winner will be emailed, so please be sure to leave your email address in your comment.  

Thanks for entering, and Good luck!

Disclaimer: I was sent the product named above to review. The opinions expressed above are solely my own and yours may differ. Receiving a product will NEVER influence what I write in any review.

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Giveaway: Cats and Dogs: Things Are Gonna Get Hairy! (Blu-Ray)  

 I was sent a copy of Cats and Dogs: Things Are Gonna Get Hairy! on Blu-Ray and unfortunately, I don't have a Blu-Ray player (YET!) so I'm offering it up for giveaway.

They’re cunning. They’re stealthy. They’re waging a top-secret, ultra-high-tech struggle for global domination right under our noses. They’re…Cats & Dogs! Witness this epic “tail” of what happens when an eccentric professor (Jeff Goldblum) makes a discovery that could tip the age-old balance of pet power. Now an inexperienced young beagle pup (voiced by Tobey Maguire) will undertake the ultimate mission impawsible: saving humankind from total catastrophe! Voices of Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon, Jon Lovitz, Charlton Heston and Sean Hayes are also featured.

Available on Blu-ray:  July 20, 2010
Official Site URL:

Check out the clip below of the movie!

Get the inside scoop on WB movie & DVD releases!


One of you will receive Cats & Dogs: Things Are Going to Get Hairy on Blu-Ray!

To enter, tell me your favorite movie. (Required entry)

For extra entries, please  view my Giveaway Rules, updated 5/12/10. 

This giveaway is open to US residents ages 18 and over. 

Giveaway will end on August 12th. Winners will be emailed, so please be sure to leave your email address in your comment.

Disclaimer: I was sent the product named above to review. The opinions expressed above are solely my own and yours may differ. Receiving a product will NEVER influence what I write in any review.

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Laptop-a-day giveaway from Charter  

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Charter. All opinions are 100% mine.


Charter likes to reward their customers with great promotions. I've seen them in the past, but since I don't live in a Charter-serviced area, I never try to win. I figure that I might have some readers that don't know about their current promotion, laptop-a-day giveaway.

During the time period of this promotion, if you sign up for any Charter service, you are automatically entered to win and you can get up to $300 cash back. You can also enter to win online, with no purchase necessary.

About the Laptop-a-day Giveaway:

Charter is going to give your favorite school 50 laptops! Two schools will be chosen at the end of the promotion. The laptops are Lenovo G555's with a 15.6" screen, 160GB drive and 3GB ram (with a Targus bag).

Parents need to nominate the school they want to win by August 12th at Charter will choose 50 finalists, based on submitted stories, and will announce them on August 16th.

You can begin voting for the school you want to win on August 16th. The voting period will end on September 20th. Charter will announce the two winners on September 27th.

Keep up to date with Charter on Facebook.

Visit my sponsor: Charter is giving Free laptops to Schools

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Norton Internet Security 2010 1-User 3PCs

Today's Deal of the Day at is Norton Internet Security 2010 for 3 PCs (1 user). This is a great deal and at almost 2 pm EST, won't last much longer! So if you're on the market for something like this, you should definitely check it out! I have a trial on the pc I won from CouponSeven and I'm going to buy it right now! It's a 71% savings ($50!!!) so it's a STEAL!

Disclaimer: I am an affiliate and if someone purchases this item through the links here, I will get credit for those sales.

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Winner announcement: MyPleasure  

This giveaway ended on the 22nd, but I took some time off to enjoy my birthday and just be free... so here's the winners for the MyPleasure giveaway that ended last week:

#52: Alacransita84

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#12: fdigsby

entered what are you toting

Congratulations to both of you! I'm emailing you both now!

Thanks to everyone for entering, and to MyPleasure for providing review and giveaway items!

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Review and Giveaway: Breyers Smooth and Dreamy  

I'm not a HUGE ice cream lover, but be honest - who doesn't love ice cream?! No one, that's who!

Mom Central recently hooked me up with a review for Breyers Smooth and Dreamy products and I had to get down with this review - Breyers is THE only ice cream I will eat! I'm picky, what can I say?!

I'm a mom and of course, my kids love ice cream! Even if I don't eat it alot, they'd eat it three times a day if I'd let them! I will let them eat it for dessert, after dinner. We usually have two containers of ice cream in the freezer at any time!

Naturally, I received my coupons and off we went to our local grocery store to find these awesome products! Luckily when I went to ShopRite, the Smooth and Dreamy line was on sale, so that was awesome! I picked up the Chocolate Caramel Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches, which you can view below.

 The best thing about the Smooth and Dreamy line? All of the items (6 different varieties!) have no artificial flavors or colors, 160 calories or less and 4-6g of fat per serving! Next I'm going to have to try the Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ice Cream bars, and who knows what will be next after that?!

Check out the nutrition facts on the Chocolate Caramel Brownie Sandwiches that I tried:

To me, this is total awesomeness! The sodium's a little high, but the fat content is ideal, and I love that there's a few essential ingredients in there!

Mom Central sent me a few coupons to give away to my readers, so I'm offering up one to a few lucky readers! Say it in unison, "Thank you Mom Central and Breyers!"

Three of you will win a coupon for a FREE Smooth and Dreamy product! 

To enter, tell me a little way you indulge, whether it's every day, or every now and then since I know we're all busy! Do you take a bubble bath nightly, to unwind? Take some yoga? Share here! (Required entry)

For extra entries, please view my Giveaway Rules, updated 5/12/10. 

This giveaway will end on  August 10th, 2010, at noon EST. I will be emailing the winners, so please leave your email address in your comment!

Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Breyers and received products necessary to facilitate my review. In addition, I received a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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Rite Aid's August Video Values are up  

Monday, July 26, 2010

Rite Aid has a program called Video Values - have you heard of it? I don't always remember to go there and watch the videos, but the times I have, these coupons came in handy! Watching a video only takes a minute of your time, and you can score some great high value coupons if you take advantage. Pair these with sales and save even more money!

Rite Aid Video Values – August Video Offers
Videos for the August program must be watched 7/25/10 - 8/28/10
August Coupons Expire 9/25/10

$5 off $25 Purchase when you earn 20 video credits 7/25/10 - 8/28/10
One FREE FlavoRx Flavoring for Children's Liquid Medications from the Pharmacy (Value $2.99)
$5 off $25 Non-Prescription purchase when you watch the Rx Services video
$5 off $25 Non-Prescription Purchase When You Watch the wellness+ Video
$2 off any Durex Condoms or Play Lubricant, 3.38 oz. or 10 ct.
$0.50 off any GE Energy Smart CFL Bulb, 10, 13, 20 or 26 Watt, 1 ct. box
$2 off any Poise Product
$2 off any Depend Product
$2 off any Huggies Diapers, Pull-Ups or Goodnites
$10 off any NicoDerm CQ, 14 ct.
$5 off any alli Weight Loss Aid, 60 or 90 ct. Starter Kit or 120 ct. Refill
$2 off any Bausch+Lomb Ocuvite or PreserVision Eye Vitamins or Supplements
$1 off any Centrum Ultra or Ultra Silver Men's or Women's Supplements, 100 ct.
$1 off Centrum Original Multivitamins, 100 ct. or Chewables, 60 ct.
$1 off any Nature's Bounty Vitamins or Supplements
$3 off any Osteo Bi-Flex Supplement
$1 off any Sundown Vitamins or Supplements
$1 off any 5 SoyJoy Nutrition Bars, Singles
$2 off any Nature Made Vitamins or Supplements
$2 off any Viactiv Calcium Supplements, 60 or 90 ct.
$2 off any MAGNILIFE Tinnitus, Restless Legs, Sciatia or Fibromyalgia Relief Supplement, 125 ct. Tablets
$1 off any Ensure Nutritional Drink, 8 oz., 6-Pack
$1 off any Natrol or Laci Le Beau Vitamins or Supplements
$2 off $6 Purchase of any Wet 'N Wild Cosmetics
$0.50 off any Gatorade, 20 oz., 4-Pack
$2 off any Green Dot MoneyPak
$2 off Green Dot Prepaid Visa or Mastercard Activation Fee (excludes NASCAR Visa)
$1.50 off any Polident Denture Cleanser, 78 or 84 ct. Tablets
Buy 1 Get 1 Free any Mtn DEW, 20 oz. single bottle
$3 off Arm & Hammer Spinbrush Pro Rechargeable Toothbrush
$1.50 off Sea Bond Denture Adhesive, Upper or Lower, 30 ct.
$1.50 off GUM Soft-Picks, 40 ct.
$3 off GUM PerioBalance, 28 ct.
$5.00 off ACCU-CHEK® Aviva Meter
$5.00 off ACCU-CHEK® Compact Plus Meter
$3.00 off ACCU-CHEK® Multiclix Lancets, 102 ct.
$2.00 off any Maybelline Cosmetic Product
$1.00 off any Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditoner or Styler
$2.00 off any Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Care Product
$1.00 off any Dentemp One Step, Recapit Cement, 0.3 oz. or Refilit Cherry Kit
$2.00 off any L'Oreal Lash Boosting Mascara, Serum or Kit
Buy 2 Get 1 Free of any Gerber Baby or Toddler Food or Beverage
$2.00 off any Gerber Good Start Infant Formula, 24 - 25.7 oz.
$1.00 off any Rembrandt Oral Care Product
$2.00 off 2 Dixie Ultra Paper Plates, 8-1/2", 30 ct.
$5.00 off any Foster Grant Computer Glasses
$1.00 off any 3 Kleenex Facial Tissue, 65 - 200 ct.
$1.00 off any Scott Bathroom Tissue, 12 Pack
$1.00 off any Cottonelle Bathroom Tissue, 12 or 20 Pack Double Rolls
$1.00 off any Pilot FriXion Erasable Pens, 2 pk. or Highliters, 3 pk.
$2.00 off $6.00 Purchase of any Sanford Sharpie Pens, Markers or Highliters
$0.50 off 2 York Peppermint Patties, 1.4 oz. single
$1.00 off any Hershey's Milk Chocolate or Chocolate with Almonds Candy Bars, 6-Pack
$1.00 off any Hershey's, Reese's, Almond Joy, York Pieces Candy, 10 - 10.5 oz. pouch
$1.00 off any Mead Five Star Stationery Product
$2.00 off any Rite Aid Teeth Whitening Wrap Arounds, Trays or Kits
$0.50 off any Rite Aid Antiseptic Mouth Rinse, 1 Liter
$0.50 off any Rite Aid Sensitive, Sensitive Extra-Whitening or Protec-Enamel Whitening Toothpaste, 4 oz.
$1.00 off Rite Aid Office Expert 2-Sided Tape, 3/4"x 300" or Invisible Tape, 3 ct.
$5.00 off Plackers Grind-No-More, 14 ct.
$1.00 off any Colgate 360 or 360 Actiflex Manual Toothbrush
$1.00 off any Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick Stainguard Antiperspirant/Deodorant (excludes Travel Size)
$1.00 off any Tom's of Maine Toothpaste or Mouthwash, 16 oz.
$1.00 off accuflora Pro-Biotic Acidophilus Digestive Support, 30 ct.
$1.00 off any vitafusion Vitamins
$1.00 off any L'il Critters Vitamins or Supplements
$5.00 off any Rogaine for Men or Women, Single or 3-Pack
$1.00 off any Bengay Cream, 2-3 oz. or Patches
$0.50 off any Scunci Expandable Ponytailer or Clip
$5.00 off any DenTek Comfort-Fit Dental Guard, Twin Pack
$1.00 off any Burt's Bees Toothpaste, 4 oz.
$1.00 off any 2 Elmer's Krazy Glue Product
$1.00 off $3.00 Purchase of any 3M Post It Notes Products
$1.00 off any Children's Advil, 4 oz. or Infant Dye Free, 0.5 oz.
$1.00 off any ThermaCare, 2 or 3 ct. Patch
$1.00 off any Irish Spring Bodywash
$2.00 off any L'Oreal Hair Color
$1.00 off any Listerine Oral Care Product (excludes Trial Sizes)
$1.00 off any 2 Hamburger Helper or Tuna Helper
$1.00 off any 2 Progresso Soup, 18.5 - 19 oz.
$1.00 off OFF! Smooth & Dry Aerosol, 4 oz.
$1.00 off Raid Bug Barrier, 30 oz.
$1.00 off any 2 Nabisco Brand Cookies or Crackers, Single Serve or Peg Bag
$0.50 off any Hormel Compleats or Dinty Moore Beef Stew Compleats
$0.50 off any Hormel Chili
$0.50 off any Spam, 12 oz.
$0.30 off Uncle Ben's Ready Rice, 8.8 oz. Pouch
$1.00 off any 2 Dove Chocolates, 2 oz. or larger
50 Digital Prints for $4.99 Order online, pick-up in store
$1.00 off any Glucerna Nutritional Shake, 6-Pack
$1.00 off any EAS Myoplex Nutritional Shake, 14 oz., 4-Pack
$1.00 off any Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Product
$0.30 off any Libby's Tropical Canned Fruit with Splenda
$1.00 off any One-A-Day Multivitamins or Supplements
$0.50 off any Dentyne Pure, 9-Piece Pack
$2.00 off Nature Made SLEEP Natural Sleep Aid, 30 ct.
$1.00 off any Aleve Product
$1.00 off any Philips Product
$1 off any Caltrate Calcium Supplement, 100 ct.
$1.50 off any Sensodyne Toothpaste
$1.50 off any Aquafresh iso-active Toothpaste, 4.3 oz.

Disclaimer: I was not compensated in any manner for sharing this information with my readers.

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Saving money is one of my passions  

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Zenni Optical. All opinions are 100% mine.

 If you've been following my blog for a little while or even longer, you know that I love to save money in any way possible. I'm a single mom, and whether I have a boyfriend or not, my children are my number one priority and I need to make sure that we have what we need to survive.

I don't post deals here enough due to lack of time, but I follow tons of money saving blogs that have taught me how to grocery shop and more while saving money, and sometimes, make money. I clip coupons and pair them with sales at my local grocery stores, sometimes even visiting multiple stores to maximize my savings power! I also utilize free samples, free events, and giveaways online. I also look for discount codes and shop using Ebates. I also shop alot on, especially utilizing their Daily Deals. Offline, I only shop when there is a nice sale going on, or I know the items I'm looking for are on clearance.

One thing that I know is expensive is eyeglasses and contact lenses - I wear them both. Zenni Optical has prescription eyeglasses from $8 and bifocals for as low as $25! Plus, you can get the glasses that get darker in sunlight for $27 and up! Add to that, their $4.95 shipping on any order, no matter how big, if you have to have glasses, Zenni Optical is the place to go!

Visit my sponsor: How Do YOU Save Money?

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Cellfire ecoupon update as of 7/26/10  

The newest Cellfire ecoupons are active! See below for the list.

New to Cellfire? Click here for more info! I use mine at my local ShopRite and my local Safeway! Just choose the coupons you want, load them to your savings club card (the above or Kroger - see Cellfire for full list of stores) and GO!
Be sure to stop back next week for some great new coupons that will be part of “Jerry’s Kids” Aisles of Smiles program benefiting the nonprofit health agency (MDA) dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy.

Pillsbury Toaster Strudel® Save $.50   
Save $0.50 when you buy TWO any flavor/variety Pillsbury® Toaster Strudel® Pastries.  

Totinos Party Pizza Save $1    
Save $1.00 when you buy FIVE any flavor/variety Totinos® Crisp Crust Party Pizza® Products. 

Pillsbury Refrigerated Grands! Save $.30       
Save $0.30 when you buy TWO any size/variety Refrigerated Pillsbury® Grands!® Biscuits. 

Totinos Pizza Rolls Save $.40  
Save $0.40 when you buy TWO PACKAGES any flavor/variety Totinos® Rolls Snacks. 

Pillsbury Cookie Dough Save $1 
Save $1.00 when you buy TWO PACKAGES any variety Pillsbury® Refrigerated Cookie Dough 

Old El Paso® Save $.60 
Save $0.60 when you buy any TWO Old El Paso® products (Excludes Old El Paso® Refrigerated, Frozen OR Soup products) 

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks Save $.50   
Save $0.50 when you buy TWO BOXES any flavor/variety Betty Crocker® Fruit Shapes, Fruit by the Foot®, Fruit Gushers® OR Fruit Roll-Ups® fruit flavored snacks 

Fiber One® Chewy Bar Save $.50 
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor Fiber One® Chewy Bars 

Bisquick® Save $.50    
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX 40 OZ. OR LARGER Original Bisquick® OR Bisquick Heart Smart® Baking Mix 

Gardetto's Snack Mix Save $.50 
Save $0.50 when you buy any flavor 8 OZ. OR LARGER Gardettos® Snack Mix 

Reeses® Puffs® Save $.55       
Save $0.55 when you buy ONE BOX Reeses® Puffs® cereal 

Cheerios® Cereal Save $.55     
Save $0.55 when you buy ONE BOX Original Cheerios® cereal (the one in the yellow box) 

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Save $.55        
Save $0.55 when you buy ONE BOX Cinnamon Toast Crunch® cereal 

Chex Mix® or Snacks Save $.50  
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE any flavor 4.5 OZ. OR LARGER Chex Mix® OR Chex® 100 Calorie Snack. 

Betty Crocker Cake Mix/Frosting Save $.50      
Save $0.50 when you buy BOTH Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® Cake Mix AND Betty Crocker® Ready to Spread Frosting (any flavors/varieties) 

Yoplait® Yogurt Cups Save $.40 
Save $0.40 when you buy SIX any variety Yoplait® Yogurt cups (Includes Original, Light, Thick & Creamy, OR Whips!®) OR any flavor Yoplait® Original OR Light Smoothie 

Betty Crocker Warm Delights Save $.50  
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE any flavor Betty Crocker® Warm Delights® Bowls OR Betty Crocker® Warm Delights® Minis Bowls 

Pillsbury Holiday Cookies Save $1      
Save $1.00 when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Refrigerated Holiday Cookies 

Nature Valley Granola Thins Save $.50  
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor/variety Nature Valley® Granola Thins 

Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Save $.75        
Save $0.75 when you buy TWO BOXES any flavor Betty Crocker® Supreme Brownie OR Dessert Bar Mixes 

Starbucks VIA® Save $1         
Save $1.00 when you buy any ONE package of 8-Count Colombia, 8-Count Italian, or 7-Count Italian Decaf Starbucks VIA® Ready Brew. Starbucks VIA® can be found in the premium coffee aisle near the Starbucks® bagged coffee.  

Biltmore Dressings Save $1     
Save $1.00 when you purchase 1 (one) Biltmore® Salad Dressing.  

Dessert Toppers Save $.75      
Save $0.75 when you purchase 1 (one) A&W™ Root Beer, Dr Pepper™ Cherry or Orange Crush™ and Vanilla Cream Dessert Topper. 

Dr Pepper BBQ Save $.75        
Save $0.75 when you purchase 1 (one) Dr Pepper™ Barbecue Sauce. 

Budweiser BBQ Sauce Buy 2 Get 1 FREE   
Purchase any 2 (two) Budweiser® Genuine Barbecue Sauces and receive the third Budweiser Genuine Barbecue Sauce FREE.

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Charter On Demand is so convenient  

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Charter. All opinions are 100% mine.


Unless you live with your head in the sand, you've heard of On Demand. On Demand offers tons of TV shows and movies that you can watch, from kids' shows to concerts to cooking shows.

Disney Channel, ABC, and more network channels are all adding popular shows to On Demand, so even if we miss "our show", we can still catch it on On Demand the next day or soon after!

Charter TV in Digital offers On Demand and it's one of their most popular features! You can visit the On Demand home page and You will ‘Like’ their Facebook page as well!

Right now, the #1 movie on On Demand is The Bounty Hunter. Have you seen it? I watched it the other night for my birthday "celebration" and loved it! I would also like to see Cop Out with Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan, as well as Hell's Kitchen and White Collar, since I always seem to miss them!

I wish we had Charter in our area, so I could get this great service! Then I wouldn't have to worry about missing my shows anymore! Maybe they even have past episodes of Weeds, since I've only seen one season of that show?!

Visit my sponsor: Charter On Demand goes WAY beyond movies

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Submit it Sunday (on Monday)  

A day late, but here it is... Link up your giveaways!

Have a great week!

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Back from my break  

I'm back! Kind of... Since I took my computer break last week, I have about 600 emails to get through and reviews (and GIVEAWAYS!) to post. My birthday was okay - I don't get too happy about birthdays anymore, never really have... But it was nice to spend time with my family and some good friends for the past almost-week. I've been partying a little bit, but not too much, because I had a job interview this past Thursday also. With all that's been going on in my personal life recently, I deserved a break and some good times! I tried to post a Giveaway linkup yesterday but I had network connection problems (AGAIN!) so I might switch the day that I post that, but I know I'm listed on a few sites with that date...

I have an errand to run today but I'll be around later, posting and going through emails. 

Stay tuned...

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Taking a day or two off  

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

its my birthday Pictures, Images and Photos

It's my birthday today so I'm taking a day or two off from blogging. All reviews and giveaways will be posted shortly after I return!

Happy Birthday to ME! <3

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BlogHer 2010 and Type A Mom Conference Sponsorships sought  

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I just updated my media kit (see left sidebar) and included a little verbiage about sponsorship opportunities for companies and A Simple Kinda Life.

I know it's a little late for sponsorships to BlogHer, but it never hurts to try. If any company has any tickets to BlogHer 2010, and would like to sponsor someone, I'm your gal! I live in Maryland, so the airfare cost is cheaper. WINK

I've been blogging for about 3 years and have made a bunch of friends in the blogosphere that I would LOVE to meet. I'm a single mom, so I'm always looking for new ways to make money and spend more time with my children. I truly believe that attending one (or both) of these conferences will take my blog (BUSINESS!) to another level!

What can I do for your company?

Blog about your company 2-4 times before and after each event, wear your T-shirt, and provide premium ad space for 12 months free of charge. 

Due to recent rule changes regarding swag, I will not be able to pass out any swag or literature of any kind regarding your company, but I will do my best to spread the word about you to the world! 

My blog posts automatically feed to my Twitter page (, and my blog's Facebook fan page, currently at 618 fans.

If you'd like to discuss a sponsorship opportunity with me, please Contact me!

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A Simple Kinda Life Media Kit Update  

It's over a year since I updated my Media Kit fully (to include updating stats), so I just updated my media kit. You can always find it to the left and I will post it here as well:

PR Reps: Have a question about my blog or my Media Kit? Contact me!

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