Friday, May 24, 2013
UPDATE: It's MegaSwagbucks Friday, which means better odds of scoring BIG Swagbucks. What are you waiting for? Get searching! :)
Not heard of Swagbucks? It's a FREE service where you earn points for searching the internet, something we all do on a regular basis (or maybe that's just me)! If you’re a new member, you’ll start off with 30 Swagbucks just for signing up! There are LOTS of ways to earn Swagbucks…
- Searching the web - If yours is a winning search, you will see a “Congratulations” screen featuring your Swag Bucks award immediately above your search results; you will never be directed away from your search. You can win multiple Swag Bucks every day; Swag Bucks can be won in denominations ranging from 1 – 1,000.
- Taking Surveys - Each survey that you chose to engage with may have a different Swag Bucks payout. Completing “deeper profiles” helps Swag Bucks alert you only to surveys for which you qualify and typically enables you to complete more targeted surveys which have significantly higher Swag Bucks payouts. Snag 1 Swag Buck per day just for heading over to the Survey page!
- Voting in Daily Polls - Get 1 Swag Buck per day for voting in the daily poll.
- Watching videos - Swag Bucks are awarded randomly via Swag Bucks TV. Not every video you watch will earn you Swag Bucks, but just like Swag Bucks search, every video you watch is a chance to earn.
- Completing Special Offers - To ensure that an offer has been completed, follow the instructions provided for each individual offer. The offer needs be completed in the same session and all information required to complete the offer MUST be accurate. The majority of offers will credit your Swag Bucks account within 20 minutes. However, the estimated wait time varies from offer to offer. Some may take a few hours or a couple of days before final confirmation is received.
- Mega Swagbucks Friday - every Friday you'll earn extra bonus Swagbucks when you search the net. Just one more reason to TGIF! :)
- Playing Games - yeah, that's right, play Swagbucks computer games AND you’ll be eligible to earn bonus Swag Bucks just for playing!! There are two ways to be rewarded for playing games (1) Play games for free and you will randomly earn from 1-5 Swag Bucks (2) Buy into tournaments where you risk a small amount of Swag Bucks for the chance to earn a large amount (gambling, anyone?). Just login or register and click on the “Earn” tab, then in the drop down menu choose “Games”. (Maybe you can enlist your kiddos to help ya with this one?!)
- Finding Swag Codes - Swag Codes are strings of alphanumeric text that you apply for instant Swag Bucks. Swag Codes can appear anywhere, and at any time, throughout the Swag Bucks network including the Swagbucks newsletter, any Swag Bucks powered Search&Win Site; the Official Swag Bucks blog, Facebook Fan Page, Twitter page, Flickr page; and affiliated partner sites. Swag Codes can be redeemed by entering the codes into the Swag Codes box on your My Account page.
- Sharing Your Birthday - Enter your birthday in the account details and you’ll snag 50 Swag Bucks on the big day!
What do you do once you've got a mess of Swagbucks? Here's the great part....Swag Bucks can be used to purchase apparel, kitchen items, electronics, gift cards and lots more in the Swag Store! My favorite items are the $5 gift cards - you'll be surprised how quickly you reach those point levels, they really add up!
These are just a few samples - there are TONS of other rewards available. You can check it all out HERE. Happy searching!
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Woo hoo! We are BIG fans of Half Price Books. If you are too, you won't want to miss this event. May 23-27th you can Save 20% Off Everything Storewide. Now would be a GREAT time to stock up on summer reading material! Head HERE to find a Half Price Books near you.
Hats Off to Dads & Grads! Save 30% off Father's Day and Graduation Cards + Free Shipping at Cardstore! Use code: CWG3523 at checkout, Valid 5/23 through 5/26/13. Shop Now!
Cereal is a staple in our house. If you can relate, here is a BUNCH of great cereal coupons. Print 'em while you can! Remember, the $0.50 off ones will DOUBLE to $1 off at places like Tom Thumb and Albertsons.
My husband loves this magazine - and at $4.79 for a one year subscription, this is a STEAL! That's just $0.40 per issue. This is a good read every month. NOTE: This price is valid TODAY ONLY, so get it while you can!
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
GREAT deal on the Little Tikes Prep & Serve Kitchen! Get it for just $49.97 from Walmart.com. We had a play kitchen when my boys (yes, I said BOYS) were younger, and they spent HOURS and HOURS playing. It's a great source of quiet time and entertainment. They loved taking our orders and fixing us meals over and over and over again. This exact same set is currently selling for over $100 on Amazon, so this is a TERRIFIC price. Check out the 4-star reviews! Choose FREE Store Pickup and save money on shipping. It's available in pink and brown:
The Little Tikes Gourmet Prep N Serve Kitchen is an ultra modern kitchen that has everything little chefs need to play pretend. The Little Tikes Gourmet Kitchen includes real cooking sounds, "granite" countertops, "stainless steel" appliances, ample cabinet space and separate cooking and eating areas. With a sturdy construction, this Little Tikes Kitchen is made of plastic and features sleek "granite" countertops, "stainless steel" appliances, microwave, refrigerator and oven with working doors. The Little Tikes Gourmet Prep N Serve Kitchen also features a large sink with modern-style faucet and electronic stove burners that make real cooking sounds. Includes 18 accessories. Adult assembly required. Instructions included. Requires 2 AA batteries (not included).
I had one of these and LOVED it. It finally broke after years of use (and abuse), but I would HIGHLY recommend it! Especially at this price (trust me, I paid a LOT more for mine). 1SaleADay is offering the Shark Steam Mop for just $29.99 with FREE shipping.
- FREE Kirkland Signature rotisserie chicken
- FREE Kirkland Signature 48pk batteries
- FREE Kirkland Signature water 35ct
Here's a fun way to treat your furry friends. DoggyLoot has a Freezy Pups Kit with Refill for $17.00 including shipping. We ordered this for our dogs last time it was offered, and have had fun making & freezing the treats - and the dogs love 'em! If you've never ordered from DoggyLoot before you'll get an instant $5 credit that will bring this price down to $12.
Then once you've got his handy dog bone tray, you can use it to make Homemade Frosty Paws for your pooch. You also have the opportunity to purchase numerous flavored refill kits for from DoggyLoot for just $8.49 shipped.
I have subscribed to Parents magazine for years, and look forward to it arriving in my mailbox every month. Get it for just $3.75 a year as one of the Deals Of The Week on Best Deal Magazine. Simply enter coupon code WKLYSPEC at checkout to get this price! Each issue covers events, news, new product reviews, recalls and safety ratings. Expertly written features help you clearly understand your child’s behavior as you grow with him, showcasing ideas about your child’s physical, psychological, intellectual growth and development, illustrated with superior photography. Issues focus on family activities, events and vacation ideas that will help stimulate your little one’s mind and body development. Case studies, profiles and reader experiences provide supporting and productive ideas. NOTE: This price is valid thru June 2nd only.
If you purchase flea & tick medicine, if your pet is on a special diet, or needs prescription medicine, this is a nice opportunity to save $15 on your purchase. Pay $15 for $30 at PetCareRX. I actually use PetCareRX to buy my dog's arthritis medicine and they've got the cheapest prices I've found for this prescription (and I checked around). The voucher is available immediately after purchase, and doesn't expire until 9/20/13. Head HERE for details.
Father's Day is fast approaching, and what to get Dad (or Grandpa) is on everyone's mind. But finding the perfect gift doesn't need to be a frenzied feat. In fact, MyPublisher is honoring all the great dads out there with a free photo book offer. There's no better or easier way to say, "thanks" than with a personalized photo book of favorite moments and happy memories with Dad. To take advantage of this amazing offer of a free photo book, new customers just need to sign up with their email addresses. This promotion ends 5/30/13.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
What a terrible, terrible day yesterday. You know what I'm talking about. You've seen the news. It is just devastation everywhere in Moore, Oklahoma. I went to bed last night praying that this morning there would be uplifting video of someone (anyone) being pulled out. And yes, apparently 101 people were pulled out of the rubble alive. But indeed, there are lots who are still missing. Many of them children who were merely attending school. All I could think about while trying to go to sleep last night was how terrifying it must be for the parents who do not know where their children were. It was dark, and as a parent all I can think about is how scared those poor children must have been. And for those who survived, how that moment will never leave them. No matter how long they live. How terrifying just the word "tornado" must be now.
I can tell you this....my kids got whatever they wanted yesterday. Wanna play video games longer? Have at it. Big bowl of ice cream with chocolate sauce before bed? Sure. They got extra hugs & kisses. This morning I got up and turned on the news and saw that Texas has the possibility for some severe weather this afternoon. Honestly, my first thought was to keep them home from school. Irrational? Yep. I know. And yes, they are all at school today. While I blog and watch CNN. I can only watch so much before it just becomes overwhelming. I am praying for everyone affected, and especially for the children.
How does $10 off a $25 purchase at Abe's Market sound?! All you need to do is go to AbesMarket.com and add any product or products to the shopping cart so that the total is greater than $25. Then, when you checkout, you'll see a field on the left that says "Have a Coupon Code or Gift Card?" That's where you plug in the SPRING20 coupon code. Easy peasy. Now pat yourself on the back, you just saved a quick $10 bucks! :)
This is a new one on me, but hey - I'm always looking for ways to feed my (perpetually hungry) boys for FREE! Applebee's is offering Kids Eat Free every Tuesday. Valid on dine-in only. Limit 1 kids meal per paid adult entree. Not valid with 2 for $20 offer. We have a $25 Applebee's gift certificate we've been waiting to use, so this is GREAT NEWS! Heck, this may be what's for dinner. :D
If you're on the lookout for photo gifts (think Father's Day or upcoming birthdays!), then you'll want to jump on this offer from ArtsCow! Today thru June 14th you can enter coupon code ENJOY10OFF at checkout and save $10 off all $10+ orders. You will, of course, have to pay shipping fees. I've ordered from ArtsCow many, many times. They have a HUGE selection of customizable gifts - photo books, photo bags & cases, canvas prints & posters, cards & stationary, clothing & accessories, jewelry & watches. The last item I ordered from them was a pack of playing cards with a picture of our cat Jack on them in a HILARIOUS pose. The boys love 'em, and use them to play poker with their Dad! :)
Here are some of the latest and most popular coupons available - some have limited prints, so get 'em while you can!