Thursday, October 28, 2010

Date Night with Wanchai Ferry and Macaroni Grill! *Giveaway*

I remember it like it was almost first date with the man who would turn out to be my husband. The butterflies in my stomach, the nervous excitement and the hope of what this new relationship could turn out to be. We went to dinner and saw a movie and then grabbed some ice cream afterwards. He brought me home and we sat in his car in my driveway for hours and talked about anything and everything.

Fast forward 11 years and we're married now with twin 5-year-old boys. Things are still great, but in a very different and hectic way. My husband Mike works two jobs and I work part-time, my kids go to school and we still try to maintain a little bit of a social life. We know we need to make time for each other as a couple, but sometimes it's just tough to make plans to go out.

That's why I'm glad for a restaurant-quality meal that I can quickly and easily prepare in the comfort of my own home. Wanchai Ferry and Macaroni Grill Dinner Kits allow my husband and I to enjoy a tasty meal together after the kids go to bed. If you're in the mood for Asian cuisine, you can choose from Wanchai Ferry's Cashew Chicken, Spicy Garlic Chicken, Kung Pao Chicken or Orange Chicken. If you're more inclined toward Italian food, the tasty selections from Macaroni Grill include Chicken Piccata and Angel Hair Pasta, Creamy Basil Parmesan Chicken & Pasta, Chicken Alfredo with Linguine, Garlic & Herb Chicken Penne and Chicken Marsala with Linguine.

I personally recommend the Macaroni Grill Creamy Basil Parmesan Chicken & Pasta. It's so good you'll think you're eating out at the restaurant and it looks really pretty on the plate. Pair it with some bread and salad and some candlelight and you have a yummy date night dinner in!

If you'd like to purchase a Wanchai Ferry or Macaroni Grill Dinner kit for yourself, use this coupon to get $1.50 off!

I'm going to help you make your next date night great! One of you will win a Wanchai Ferry/Macaroni Grill prize pack, which includes 1 Wanchai Ferry dry dinner kit, 1 Macaroni Grill dry dinner kit and a $25 Visa gift card to purchase anything else you may need to make the evening a success!

To enter, just tell me which dinner kit you think you'd enjoy the most!

For extra entries, you can:

1) Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect

2) Subscribe to e-mail updates

3) Follow me on Twitter

4) Blog or tweet this giveaway and post the link in your comment

Giveaway ends Thursday, November 4th at 11:59 pm EST. Winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries. Good luck!

The products, prize packs and information were provided to me from Wanchai Ferry and Macaroni Grill through MyBlogSpark. All opinions are my own.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Album Review: KT Tunstall's "Tiger Suit"

Having been a fan of KT Tunstall's music in the past, I was excited for the opportunity to review her latest album, Tiger Suit. The multi-platinum, Scottish-born singer debuted her third album in stores earlier this month and the result is a very unique sound with a bit of a departure from her previous work.

Classifying this new style as "nature techno", KT manages to blend dance rhythms with a raw, edgy vulnerability for a music genre all her own. In my opinion, many of these songs don't fit a mainstream radio mold, but for those who long for something a little different than the norm, this record fits the bill.

I'll admit that I prefer some of KT Tunstall's earlier work over the new style set forth in this album, but there are still a few tracks worth listening to. "Lost" speaks to the complications of being blinded by love. Also, "Uumannaq Song" and "Come On, Get In" have a great beat that make you want to get up and dance.

You can check out KT's official website, Twitter or Facebook for more information on tour dates and where to buy her album.

One2One Network provided the album for review. I did not receive any compensation for this post and all opinions are purely my own.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Back- to-School with Sam's Club & $25 Gift Card Giveaway!

Can you believe it? The summer has flown by and it's time to send the kiddos back to school again. Naturally, one of things we as moms will have to start doing again is keeping the cupboards stocked with lunchbox staples for our children. Wouldn't it be great if we could accomplish this task and do something to help our kids' schools at the same time?

For an easy solution, head over to your local Sam's Club from August 11th through August 31st and earn more cash for your school. At the Sam's Club Back-to-School event, you can get a head start on your collection and find 6 Box Tops on participating General Mills products. With your favorite Box Tops for Education brands at a great value, Sam's Club is your one-stop destination for all your back-to-school supplies you need to send your kids off to school with confidence!

In addition, Sam's Club is giving you the opportunity to earn even more Box Tops when you upgrade to a "Plus Membership". From August 6th to August 13th, or while supplies last, visit the Member Services Desk of your local Sam's Club and upon payment for your Plus Membership, you will receive a certificate for 150 bonus Box Tops! How awesome is that? My husband and I have been able to take advantage of some of the awesome benefits that come with having a Plus Membership in the past, including high-value coupon offers customized specifically to the items you buy most!

For more information on how you can take advantage of the Back-to-School event at Sam's Club, visit today!

Win It!

Thanks to My Blog Spark and Sam's Club, I am pleased to offer one of you the opportunity to win a $25 Sam's Club gift card to go out and purchase some of these great General Mills products and earn some Box Tops for your school!

To enter, tell me your favorite General Mills Box Tops item.

For extra entries, you can:

1) Follow me via Google Friend Connect.

2) Subscribe to One Day, One Dollar at a Time.

3) Follow me on Twitter.

4) Blog about this giveaway or post on Facebook/Twitter and provide the link in your comment.

Giveaway will end Monday, August 23rd at 10:00 pm EST. Winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries and will be contacted via e-mail. Good luck!

A special thanks to Sam's Club and General Mills through My Blog Spark, who provided information contained within this post along with a Plus Membership upgrade and gift card in exchange for my post, as well as the gift card for the giveaway. All opinions are my own.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sam's Club Sunny Day Snacks Giveaway!

With sunshine-filled days and temperatures heating up, our family loves to explore the outdoors in the summertime. Between camping, hiking and backpacking, we're always on the go during the summer months. It's always great to have some healthy energy-packed snacks along on our treks, especially snacks that you can grab on the go!

Now available at Club Stores, Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Bars deliver great value and are perfect to have on hand for last-minute day trips or even an afternoon in the backyard.

Not only nutritious, but convenient too, the club-sized snacks are individually wrapped and ideal for throwing in your purse or travel bag, just in case your little one's tummy starts to rumble.

  • Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Bars are a delightful, 100% natural combination of tastes and textures you'll love. Now, you can get 25% more of the whole almonds, peanuts, raisins, and cranberries in every bar! With no artificial flavors or colors and only 140 calories, Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Granola Bars also contain 8g of whole grain per serving.

Check out your local Club Store today for "stock-up packages" of this delicious snack and more!

Win it!

Courtesy of General Mills through My Blog Spark, I am able to offer one of my readers the same prize pack I was given, which consists of:

  • A stock-up sized package of Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Granola Bars (48 ct.)

  • A $25 Sam's Club gift card!

To enter, tell me your favorite outdoor spot to explore in the summertime!

For extra entries, you can:

1) Subscribe to One Day, One Dollar at a Time

2) Follow me via Google Friend Connect

3) Follow me on Twitter

4) Blog about this giveaway or post on Facebook/Twitter and provide the link in your comment.

Giveaway will end Thursday, July 1st at 10:00 pm EST. Winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries and will be contacted via e-mail. Good luck!

All information was given to me from General Mills through My Blog Spark. I received a gift card and granola bars as well as a prize pack for my readers in exchange for my post.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Pound for Pound Challenge & Kroger Gift Card Giveaway!

With summer approaching and swimsuit season on the horizon, many of us are probably starting to think about shedding some extra pounds. There's no time like the present to make a commitment to get healthy and lose weight, especially with the Pound for Pound Challenge going on now. The Kroger Co. Family of Stores, General Mills, NBC's hit TV Show "The Biggest Loser" and other key sponsors are partnering to donate up to $1,080,000 to Feeding America this year. Here's how you can help:

Visit to make your pledge to lose weight and to get more information and to find tools to change your life for the better. It is free, easy and only takes a minute to make a change that can help you and help the hungry in your local community.

Through June 30, 2010, for every pound you pledge to lose, the Pound For Pound Challenge will donate 14¢ to Feeding America® - enough to deliver one pound of groceries to a local food bank.

You'll be helping yourself and helping others at the same time! Let's make the pledge to get healthy and help raise money for a great cause together!

Win It!
As the official supplier of the Biggest Loser Ranch and partner of the Pound for Pound Challenge, the Kroger Family of Stores wants to help you achieve your goals. If you´re a fan of the Biggest Loser, you may have seen several great General Mills products featured on the show. These products, including Yoplait Greek yogurt, Total, and Multigrain Cheerios, are available at your local Kroger Family of Stores and can help you stick to your weight management plan.

Kroger and General Mills are offering a $30 gift card to the Kroger Family of Stores (Kroger, Fred Meyer, Ralph´s, King Soopers, City Market, Dillon's, Smith´s, Fry´s, QFC, Baker´s, Owen´s, Jay C Food Stores, Hilander, Gerbes, Food4Less, Pay Less Super Markets and Scott´s Food & Pharmacy) to one lucky reader so you can go try some of these great products!

To enter, tell me your favorite healthy snack!

For extra entries:

1) Subscribe to One Day, One Dollar at a Time

2) Follow me on Twitter.

3) Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect (left sidebar).

4) Tweet or blog about this giveaway and leave me a link to your post.

Giveaway ends Sunday, June 20th at 10 pm EST. Winner will be selected at random and notified via e-mail. Good luck!

No compensation was received for this post. I was given a $30 gift card to the Kroger Family of Stores courtesy of Kroger and General Mills, through MyBlogSpark. In addition, they provided the $30 gift card for the giveaway.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ritz Crackerfuls Sample

"Like" Ritz Crackers on Facebook, then click on the "Open for Fun" tab. You'll see a link for a free sample of Cheese & Bacon flavored Crackerfuls.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Reunion Island Coffee: Review

I was recently given the opportunity to try the Colombia Las Hermosas coffee by Reunion Island. I am not a coffee drinker, but I LOVE the smell of coffee, and I have to say that this coffee smelled wonderful while it was brewing! My husband sampled the coffee and he enjoyed it, but said it tastes like no other coffee he's tried before. He said there was some element to the taste that he couldn't's definitely a great blend for the adventurous coffee drinker who loves to try new varieties. This particular coffee won't be replacing the coffee my husband always picks up at his favorite coffee shop, but for at-home brewing, this bean fits the bill.

The other cool thing about Reunion Island Coffee is the way they source their coffee. The Colombia Las Hermosas coffee that we sampled comes from a 32-farmer co-op in Tolima, Colombia. These farmers are being given the resources they need to compete with larger corporate farms and are paid a fair price for their coffee.

Check out all of the great varieties of coffee Reunion Island offers! You can even purchase single-cup coffee pods! Thanks to Reunion Island for allowing us to sample their product.

I did not receive any compensation for this post and all opinions are 100% mine. I was given the coffee for review along with a travel mug.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

FREE Limeade Sparkler @ Taco Bell!

Click here to print a coupon for a FREE regular size Cherry or Classic Limeade Sparkler from Taco Bell. I've had the cherry version and it's really good!

This offer is valid thru 7/11/2010 or until 500,000 coupons have been redeemed. Limit one per person.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

GONE: Hurry! Get a FREE Gillette Razor This Morning!

Mindi at Moms Need to Know is giving away FREE Gillette Pro Glide Razors on her website right now! Last time I checked there were 430 available. Go here to see if you can get one for yourself!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Charlene, the winner of 500 business cards from!

Have you won anything lately? I'd love to hear about it!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Samples to Help You Smell Nice! :)

Here are a couple of great samples available now to keep help keep you smelling fresh!

$1.50/2 General Mills Cereals

Print a coupon for $1.50/2 General Mills Cereals here.

Choose from Reese's Puffs, Trix, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Boo Berry, Cocoa Puffs, Cookie Crisp, Count Chocula, Dora the Explorer, Franken Berry, Golden Grahams, Kix or Lucky Charms.

Hit the back button to print two copies!

Thanks to The Frugal Find for sharing this coupon!

$1.50/1 Wheatables Printable Coupon

Click here to print a coupon for $1.50/1 Wheatables Crackers or Nut Crisps. You should be able to get some really good deals with this one!

If you're having trouble finding the coupon, click on "Foods" on the left side of the page to narrow down the search.

Friday, May 7, 2010

1/2 Price Frappuccinos at Starbucks Starting Today!

Heads up! Starbucks Frappuccino Half Price Happy Hour starts today, 5/7!

Stop in to your favorite location from 3-5 p.m. every day through 5/16 to get this yummy drink at a discount!

One per coupon necessary.

Business Cards from *Giveaway*

I was just thinking the other day that I wish I had my own business cards. People often ask me how I get such great deals in the checkout line and it'd be so easy just to hand them a business card advertising my blog so they can check it out when they get home. must have read my mind, because they contacted me about their great business cards! I took a look at their selection and was astounded at the way business cards have changed. They're so modern and edgy, with fun shapes to choose from...not your basic boring rectangle anymore! offers square cards. slim cards and specialty shapes, including circular business cards. How cool is that?!?

Wanna hear something even cooler? has generously offered to give one of my readers 500 business cards of their own!

Here are the specifics on what you'll win:

Sizes: 2 x 3.5", 2 x 3", 2 x 2" (square card), or 1.5 x 3.5" (slim card)

Paper: 14 pt. gloss cardstock, 14 pt. matte cardstock or 13 pt. recycled uncoated cardstock

Specifications: Full Color Both Sides, Offset Press, 3 Business Day Printing

Shipping: FREE UPS Ground Shipping

Eligibility: Limited to US Residents Only

To enter, tell me why you'd like to have your own business cards!

For extra entries:

1) Subscribe to One Day, One Dollar at a Time

2) Follow this blog via Google Friend Connect

3) Follow me on Twitter

4) Tweet or blog about this giveaway and link back here!

Giveaway ends Wednesday, May 12th at Noon EST. Winner will be selected at random and notified via e-mail. Good luck!

Nivea Lotion and Body Wash Sample

Go here to request a FREE sample of Nivea's Touch of Happiness Moisturizing Body Wash or Happy Sensation Body Lotion.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

National Mom's Nite Out Tonight! (5/6)

Tonight is the 2nd Annual Mom's Nite Out--an event honoring moms all across the country who give of themselves day in and day out for their children. Motherhood is a challenging and sometimes stressful job and we can all use a break from time to time! Give yourself the night off and go out with some girlfriends or take a bubble bath...whatever you need to do to find some time for yourself!

Also, don't miss the Mom's Nite Out Twitter Party, sponsored by My Little Pony. Over 80 great prizes will be given away! Join the fun from 8-10 p.m. EST this evening at #MomsNiteOut! You can RSVP in advance here.

I'd like to personally thank Pizza Hut and Mom Select, who provided me with a $25 gift card so I can take the night off from cooking! You guys rock!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Free Can of Libby's Vegetables

Another Facebook freebie! "Like" Libby's and fill out the form now through May 15th to receive a coupon for a free can of fruit or vegetables via snail mail or e-mail. Delivery may take 4-6 weeks.

Thanks, STL Mommy!

Free Full-Size Snikiddy Product

Print a coupon for a FREE full-sized Snikiddy Product here. Not sure where Snikiddy products are sold in your area? Use their store locator to find out.

Free Revlon Lipstick

Walgreens is offering a FREE Revlon lipstick to the first 12,000 to share a goal on their website. The process is very quick--go here to try to get one for yourself!

Kraft Summer Sample Pack

Kraft has an awesome freebie going on through Facebook right now! They are giving away summer sample packs with all kinds of products for you to try. There are 4 different packs available and you can choose which one you'd like to have sent to you.

First, "Like" Kraft on Facebook. Then click on the "Savings" tab to sign up for your sample pack. They are giving these away while supplies last through 5/10 so request yours soon!

Only one per household, allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Recipe of the Week

Butterscotch Muffins

2 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. sugar
1 package (3.4 oz) instant butterscotch pudding
1 package (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 c. water
4 eggs
3/4 c. vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract

2/3 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. chopped pecans (optional)
2 tsp. ground cinnamon

In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, pudding mixes, baking powder and salt. Combine the water, eggs, oil and vanilla; stir into the dry ingredients until just moistened. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups 2/3 full.

Combine the topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

Yield: 18 muffins

Saturday, May 1, 2010

BOGO Cutter Insect Repellent Coupon has some great new coupons up, including one for Buy One, Get One Free on any Cutter Insect Repellent Product!

$2/1 Oscar Mayer Lunchmeat Coupon

You can get a $2/1 Oscar Mayer Lunchmeat coupon when you "Like" Oscar Mayer on Facebook. Then, enter for a chance to win a ride in the Weinermobile and once you've completed the form you can click to print your coupon. These coupons are available to the first 200, get yours now!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Free Amazon MP3 Download

"Like" Toyota on Facebook and they'll give you a FREE code good for one MP3 download from Amazon! After you've completed the Facebook step, go here to pick up your code!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Caress Body Wash Sample

Go here to request a free sample of Caress Body Wash. Choose from Caress Whipped Souffle Blackberry Cream or Caress Velvet Bliss Body Wash w/ Blackberry & Vanilla Essence.

Renu Contact Lens Solution Sample

Go here to request a free sample of Renu Sensitive Multi-Purpose Contact Lens Solution.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

$1.00/1 Fig Newtons Printable

"Like" Fig Newtons on Facebook to print a coupon for $1.00 off any size package. You should be able to use this on the small boxes at the drug stores or the smaller packages by the checkout at Walmart to get them for FREE! Hurry as this offer is only for the first 100,000!

Hit the back button to print 2 copies!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Free Snapfish Photo Book

Snapfish and All You Magazine are giving away a free photo book to the first 10,000 people beginning on April 23rd! Just create your 5x7 Photo Flipbook on and enter the code: ALLYOUMOM to get it FREE. Shipping costs are not included.

Thanks, STL Mommy!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

BOGO Lays Kettle Cooked Chips

Buy One Get One Free when you purchase Lays Kettle Cooked Potato Chips. Become a Facebook fan of "Be Snack Ready" and click on the "Free Coupon" tab to print out your BOGO coupon. Expires 5/15.

Eucerin Lotion Sample is offering a FREE sample of Eucerin lotion. Choose from Everyday Protection Body Lotion SPF 15/Everyday Protection Face Lotion SPF 30 or Skin-Fortifying Body Lotion.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Free Kraft Macaroni & Cheese

Become a Facebook fan of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese and get a FREE box or cup of New Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner Cheesy Explosion Cheddar Explosion, Extreme Cheese Explosion or Grilled Cheese Explosion. Click on the "Free Cheesy..." tab to sign up. A coupon will be mailed to you in the next 4-6 weeks.

Recipe of the Week

Copycat Recipe: Girl Scout Samoa Cookies

6 TBSP butter
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. light corn syrup
1/2 of a 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
4 c. toasted coconut
1 c. semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips

In a 2-qt. saucepan over medium-low heat, combine butter, sugar and corn syrup. Heat to a full boil, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Boil 3 minutes and continue stirring. Slowly pour in sweetened condensed milk, stirring constantly. Continue cooking over low heat until candy thermometer reaches 220-228 degrees. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and beat until creamy. Immediately stir in toasted coconut and mix well. Spoon mixture by teaspoonfuls into circular mounds on buttered wax paper. Flatten slightly and with the end of a wooden spoon poke a small round hole into the center of each cookie. Cool completely.

Melt chocolate chips and drizzle thinly in stripes over cookies. Let chocolate harden at room temperature. Store in an air-tight container.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

John Frieda Hair Care Samples

Go here to request a free sample of John Frieda's Luxurious Volume Full Splendor Shampoo & Conditioner.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

My Job Chart: Review

My twin boys are turning 5 next week (sigh) and they're finally getting to that stage of independence where they can handle some small responsibilities. We just recently started assigning them some jobs to do around the house and are working out a reward system for the tasks they complete. I was so excited to find an online program where I can keep track of my kids' completed chores and keep everything organized. The program is called My Job Chart, and it's getting my children excited about helping out around the house, which is always a plus!

The site is great because it allows you to enter each member of your family with their individual chores and even download their picture, so the little ones know which chart is theirs even if they aren't able to read yet. The rewards work on a point system which you are able to adjust to fit your preferences. My Job Chart makes a recommendation that you make each point count for a penny, which is an easy way to figure out how much allowance is due each child quickly.

I'm really glad to have found this website and to start teaching my kids to have a positive attitude about working together as a family! If you want to check out My Job Chart for yourself and create your own chart now, you can get started here!

I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post, but was provided with a $10 Target gift card in exchange for my honest opinion about the site.

CSN Stores: Review and AWESOME Giveaway!

CSN Stores recently contacted me to see if I was interested in offering a giveaway to my readers. I browsed their stores (not all of them since they have over 200!) and couldn't believe the awesome selection of products, ranging from entertainment centers to frying pans to bath toys. So of course I took them up on their offer and am pleased to offer one of their many unbelievable products to a lucky winner!

First though, let me just tell you a little more about CSN Stores, because whether or not you win, you'll definitely want to start shopping with them online!

As I mentioned before, the product selection is unbelievable throughout the broad range of stores. If you can dream it up in your pretty little head, you can find it in one of their stores! Another great thing (and the most important thing in my opinion) is that the prices are very reasonable. Everything they sell is priced well below retail, so you'll always know you're getting a great deal when you shop CSN Stores.

The other thing that I REALLY liked was the product search feature they offer. It could be intimidating to browse through such an extensive array of products, but there are so many ways to narrow down your search that finding what you're looking for is a breeze! You can search by size, color, price range, customer ratings...the list goes on and on! I was able to find the things I was looking for in no time thanks to such a handy, time-saving device.


Ok, I've made you wait long's time to tell you about the SUPER COOL product CSN Stores is allowing me to give to one of my readers! From their store, I am able to give away this Step2 Flip and Doodle Easel Desk and Stool!

Wanna win it? I knew you would! :) For your main entry, visit CSN Stores and tell me one other product you found that you'd love to have.

For extra entries, you can:

1.) Subscribe to One Day, One Dollar at a Time

2.) Follow me via Google Friend Connect (left sidebar)

3.) Blog about this giveaway and link back here (2 entries)

4.) Refer a friend. If they enter the giveaway as well, you both get 2 extra entries! (Just leave your name and your friend's name in the comment).

5.) Follow me on Twitter

6.) Enter my other giveaway for a $25 gift card!

Giveaway will end Tuesday, April 20th at 10 pm EST. Open to US residents only. Winner will be selected at random and contacted via e-mail. Good luck!

I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post, but CSN stores did provide the product for the giveaway in exchange for my review.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Orville Redenbacher Popcorn Sample

Want to try a sample of Orville Redenbacher's new Cheddar Cheese microwave popcorn? Sign up here.

Free Butterfinger to the first 100,000!

Go to Butterfinger's Facebook page and click on "Get a FREE replacement bar now!" On the next page, click the button that says "File a Claim for Your Free Bar". Fill out the form (you can skip the part where you have to write a story) and submit. If you are one of the first 100,000 to apply, you'll receive a FREE Butterfinger candy bar.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

CLOSED--Check out this great website and win a $25 Gift Card! *Giveaway*

I was recently introduced to an AWESOME website for those of us living in the Akron/Canton, OH area. It's called Akron Macaroni Kid and it's packed full of information for those of us with kids (or grandkids or nieces or nephews) wanting to find great activities in our area that are free or nearly free to attend.

It's hard to keep track of everything that's going on in our communities, and sometimes you hear about a great event one of your friends attended AFTER it's over. By subscribing to Akron Macaroni Kid, you'll be the one in the know and you'll never be sitting around trying to figure out what to do.


Alissa of Akron Macaroni Kid has graciously offered one of my readers a $25 gift card of your choice just for checking out all the fabulous resources her site has to offer! To enter, head over to Akron Macaroni Kid and subscribe to the newsletter. (You'll see the link on the upper right-hand side of the page). Then leave a comment telling me that you subscribed and let me know about an event you saw on the site that you're hoping to attend. Be sure to leave an e-mail address with your comment (if it's not visible in your profile) so that I can contact you if you win!

Extra entries:

1.) Subscribe to One Day, One Dollar at a Time

2.) Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect

3.) Blog about this giveaway and link back here (2 entries)

4.) Refer a friend. If they enter the giveaway as well, you both get 2 extra entries! (Just leave your name and your friend's name in the comment)

5.) Follow me on Twitter

Giveaway will end Tuesday, April 13th at 10 p.m. EST. Winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries. Thanks for stopping by and good luck! :)

P.S. If you'd like another chance to win, stop by Saving in Akron and sign up for her giveaway, too!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

$1/2 Ortega Products Coupon

Click here to print a coupon for $1 off any 2 Ortega products. This should make for some FREE or cheap items! :)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

$10/$20 Kmart Coupon: Not valid at most stores

I posted this coupon a few days ago and since then have heard that it's not valid at most locations. Apparently the coupon should have been restricted to NJ stores but nothing that printed on the coupon stated that fact. Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

Recipe of the Week

Bubble Pizza

11 oz. can refrigerated breadsticks
16 oz. bag frozen cooked Italian-style meatballs
15 oz. pizza sauce
1/2 c. chopped pepperoni
2 TBSP grated Parmesan cheese
2 c. shredded pizza cheese blend (8 oz.)

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 11x7 glass baking dish with cooking spray. Unroll dough into a rectangle; cut rectangle crosswise into 8 strips so each strip has 6 pieces. At perforations, separate dough or cut if necessary to make 48 pieces. Arrange half of the dough pieces randomly in the bottom of the baking dish.

In large microwavable bowl, place meatballs and pizza sauce. Cover; microwave on medium-high (70%) 5-8 minutes or until sauce is bubbly and meatballs are thawed. Stir in pepperoni. Pour over dough pieces in dish; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Arrange remaining dough pieces over cheese.

Bake 16-20 minutes or until edges are golden brown and dough pieces are no longer doughy. Sprinkle with pizza cheese blend; bake 4-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving.

6 servings

Friday, March 19, 2010

Win Curious George Live! Tickets

Over at Akron Ohio Moms (a blog) they're giving away tickets to see Curious George Live! in Cleveland, OH. You can enter to win here.

Monday, March 15, 2010

U by Kotex Sample Pack

Fill out this form to get a FREE sample pack of U by Kotex products, including:

1 CleanWear Regular Pad

1 Barely There Liner

2 Click Regular Tampons

Ritz Munchables Sample

Sign up for a FREE sample of new Ritz Munchables Pretzels Crisps when you become a Facebook fan here.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

*HOT Printable* $1.50/1 Oscar Mayer Bacon

Oscar Mayer is partnering up with the Feeding America program to donate a pound of food when you finish this sentence: "What I love most about morning is...___________"

Not only will you help to feed the hungry, you'll also be able to print a coupon for $1.50 off 1 package of Oscar Mayer bacon! (Limit one per household). Get started here!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Degree Deodorant Sample

If you're a Sam's Club member, you can request a free sample of Degree for Women Ultra Clear deodorant here. You'll need your membership number in order to fill out the form.

Thanks, Freebies4Mom!

Downy Fabric Softener Sample

Go here to get a free sample of Downy fabric softener. Choose from April Fresh or Clean Breeze scent.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Recipe of the Week

Salsa Chicken

4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
4 tsp. taco seasoning mix
1 cup salsa
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
2 T. sour cream

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place chicken breasts in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Sprinkle taco seasoning on both sides of the chicken breasts and pour salsa over all. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until chicken is tender and juices run clear. Sprinkle chicken evenly with cheese and continue baking for an additional 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Top with sour cream and serve.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

New Redbox Code

Use the code GE3FFM8 to get a free night's rental at any Redbox kiosk. This code is good through 3/18.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Lever 2000 Bar Soap Sample has a free sample of Lever 2000 bar soap. Go here to get yours!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

New Giveaway!

I have a coupon for a FREE 12 or 16 oz. container of Dean's Dip to give away. It expires 4/30/10 and I want to share it with you, my readers!

Dean's has lots of great flavors to choose from, including:

French Onion


Zesty or Original Guacamole


Green Onion

Cheddar Cheese Pretzel Dip

Honey Mustard Pretzel Dip

They even have lite and fat-free varieties!

I'm going to make this giveaway really simple...if you're a follower or a subscriber, leave a comment letting me know. Don't forget to leave your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win! The giveaway will run through 10 pm EST on Saturday, March 20th. The winner will be chosen at random.

Good luck! :)

Free SunChips!

Get a coupon for a free full-size bag of SunChips when you become a fan on Facebook. Giveaway is limited to the first 100,000 people to sign up, but when I checked this morning they were only up to 91,000. Hope you get in on this!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Bounce 4-in-1 Dryer Sheets Sample

Sam's Club is offering a FREE sample of Bounce 4-in-1 Dryer Sheets here. You don't need to be a member!