Monday, January 31, 2011

Get a Free Cup of Yoplait Yogurt

Yoplait is having a facebook promotion where they're giving away ONE MILLION cups of Yoplait yogurt. All you have to do is like them on facebook.   So go get your free cup of Yoplait yogurt.

Lifetime's "Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story" Showing Tonight

 What would you do if your child was taken from you?    Would you sit idly by, or attempt everything in your power to get them back?   That's the premise of this movie based on a true story. 

I was allowed to preview the Lifetime movie "Taken From Me:   The Tiffany Rubin Story".    It will show on Lifetime tonight at 9PM.   Following the movie at 11PM the hour long documentary "Beyond the Headlines:  The Tiffany Rubin Story" will show interviews with the real people involved in this ordeal.  

The story is the true life story of Tiffany Rubin who had her 6 year old son Kobe taken by the child's biological father without her permission.    He took him from his home in Queens, NY, to Seoul, South Korea.  Tiffany tries to go through the traditional channels to find her son and bring him home, but runs into brick walls everywhere she turns. 

Tiffany eventually finds Mark Miller,who runs the charitable organization The American Association for Lost Children, and he is willing to help her.  Tiffany and Mark travel to South Korea and eventually find her son which results in a dramatic and dangerous rescue. 

Tiffany is portrayed by Taraji P. Henson who has previously appeared in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and Mark Miller is portrayed by Terry O'Quinn, who expertly played John Locke in "Lost"

If you enjoy watching true stories, you'll want to watch this movie.  It kept my attention, although it did at some times seem repetitious in parts.    I'm anxious to watch the documentary tonight where the real life characters will speak and tell the story in their owns words.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Children's Workbooks 4 for only $4.20 with Free Shipping

Amazon has preschool workbooks on sale,  PLUS if you buy 3 you get the 4th for FREE.    So doing the math, you can get $11.96 worth of books for only $4.20 which is almost 66% off.    Great deal for snowed in winter days or to save to refresh your little brainiac this summer!   Here are just a few  of the choices.   Click on any picture or link to check it out!  Remember to sign up for a Free Parent/Caregiver  account for free shipping.

Preschool Basics
Preschool Basics

Dot-to-Dot Numbers Activity Zone (Ages 4-6)
Dot-to-Dot Numbers Activity Zone (Ages 4-6)

Mazes Animals Activity Zone (Ages4-6)
Mazes Animals Activity Zone (Ages4-6)

Lowercase Alphabet (Get Ready Books)
Lowercase Alphabet (Get Ready Books)

Uppercase Alphabet (Get Ready Books)
Uppercase Alphabet (Get Ready Books)

Counting 1-10 (Get Ready Books)
Counting 1-10 (Get Ready Books)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

$30 Voucher for Bath and Body Works only $15

Groupon is once again offering this online Bath & Body Words Deal where you can get $30 worth of products for only $15.    This is a great time to hop on this deal, since they still have a lot of items clearanced out for 50-75% off.   They're also running some current deals on antibacterial hand soaps (I love those things!) and their signature collection line.   So combine the Groupon deal with their online sales and you can get loads of yummy products for only $15!!!

Here's just one of the cute items they currently have on sale.   They're great to keep in your purse or a diaper bag.

 Pocketbac™ Deep Cleansing Hand Gel
 Comet's Ginger Mint
Now: $0.38


  • More than 35 exclusive body care fragrances
  • Home fragrance & candles
  • Good for any online purchase
  • Thoughtful gift idea
  • Expires Apr 27, 2011
  • Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per order. 
  • Online only.
  • Tax and shipping not included.



Cosmo and Marie Claire Subscriptions only $5 each, Plus enter to win daily freebies!

Are you an avid reader of either Cosmo or Marie Claire?   Have you read them in the past but no longer do?  They currently are allowing me to offer you a subscription to those magazines for only $5, which is discounted 90% off the newsstand price.  Maybe it's time to renew that lapsed subscription or give it a try for the first time with this great deal.

Advice on relationships and romance, the best in fashion and beauty, the latest on women's health and well-being, the inside scoop on pop culture and entertainment, fun quizzes, sweepstakes and exclusive offers - Cosmopolitan has everything hip, adventurous women want. Visit to learn more, check out highlights from this month's issue as well as other exciting features.

Subscribe to Cosmo and Marie Claire by clicking on the link.

They also offer a daily freebie giveaway that you can enter through the link.    It changes every day, but today's is a gift set of blush, lip tint, and eye shadow.   Make sure if you're already subscribed or don't wish to subscribe that you click where it says no purchase is necessary.

Disclaimer:    I received no form of monetary compensation for this post, but as a member of bzzagent I will receive bzzpoints.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Gorton's Seafood Giveaway **5 Winners** and XBOX 360 with Kinect Facebook Giveaway

Gorton's Seafood is being very generous this month and that's good news for those of us who love fish.  They're allowing me to giveaway free product coupons to 5 lucky winners plus they're having a facebook promotion with LOTS of giveaways, including an XBOX 360 with Kinect!   

I love to keep their products readily available in my freezer for quick, healthy meals any time.    The variety of fish runs from the traditional kid friendly fish sticks, to battered fillets, to healthy grilled choices.   I know with the new year, we're all looking for healthy choices to prepare for our family.  Look how yummy this tilapia looks!  It can be prepared as is or made into tacos as shown here.  



Or how about some grilled shrimp?   Doesn't this look good?


Or use it to make some grilled shrimp tostadas. 

They're running an amazing facebook promotion where you can win free products or an XBOX 360 Console with Kinect.

 Their facebook promotion ends Jan. 31st, so hurry over to win!!

Here's the details (US residents only, please): 
There's GOOD STUFF being given away over at Gorton's Facebook fan page.

One thousand (1000) FREE grilled product coupons will be given out in four (4) Drawings of two-hundred fifty coupons (250) on: January 10, 2011; January 17, 2011; January 24, 2011; January 31, 2011. One (1) Grand Prize: Xbox 360 Console with Kinect (Retail Value $300.00) to be drawn on January 31, 2011.

 Now onward to my blog giveaway. Gorton's is letting me giveaway two product coupons to EACH of 5 winners!   You can enter by doing the mandatory entry, then any of the optional entries if you want more chances.

Do tell... which recipe is your favorite Gorton's recipe?


1.  Go to and sign up for a fun e-newsletter!
2. "Like" Gorton's on Facebook!
3.  Tell Gorton's who sent you with a Facebook Wall comment!
4. "Follow" Gorton's on Twitter and tweet about the January Grilled Giveaway!!/gortonsseafood [Get This... Gorton's Just Got on Twitter! Way!]

5.  Follow me on GFC  (2 entries so leave 2 comments)
6.  Subscribe to my feed
7.  Sign up for my email newsletter in the upper right side bar and make sure to verify the link in the email you'll receive   (2 entries so leave 2 comments)
8.  Enter any other open giveaway.
9.  Read my post about swagbucks HERE and leave a comment on it.   Come back to let me know on this post
10.  Join swagbucks through the referral link on this post and get 5 extra entries in this giveaway and EVERY giveaway I start in January.  You must be an active member of swagbucks at the end of the giveaway for these entries to count.  Make sure to leave 5 separate entries.

Giveaway begins now and ends Thurs. Feb. 3rd at 10PM EST.   Must be 18 or older to enter and must reside in the US. (Sorry....Gorton products are not available currently in Canada).  Winners will be selected with and will be notified by email.   Winners must respond by within 24 hours  or a new winner will be selected.   Prizes will be sent by the sponsor.

Disclosure:   I am being sent a Gorton's review package.   I received no other compensation and my review is my own and my honest opinion.

Monday, January 24, 2011

When My Daddy Used to Sing to Me

Today's my birthday.    I'm lucky that I have a husband who takes me out to dinner, brings me flowers, and buys me gifts and cards.    My children are also considerate and are especially thoughtful on my birthday, but the last few years just aren't the same.

After I was an adult and living away from home my father would always call me on my birthday and joyously sing Happy Birthday to me in his beautiful booming bass voice.    He was quite musically gifted as were the other members of his family.   I grew up listening to my grandparents, father and uncle playing guitars and singing long into the night.   He was our church choir director and sang bass, or even sometimes tenor, in church quartets.    He could pick out the parts and sing them perfectly without looking at a piece of music or reading the notes.   He is now deceased and music is one of the things that remind me most of him.

For some reason I miss him most on my birthday.    My older brother always calls and sings to me now, and this year my husband even called from work to sing to me.   I know they do it because I've mentioned how I  miss my father doing it.    I certainly appreciate their efforts and it is nice to have people to carry on that tradition, but it's just not the same.    I miss when my daddy used to sing to me.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

$10 off Coupon for Lowe's

Lowe's currently has a $10 off a $50 purchase coupon that is good through 1/28.    If you have any projects you're planning or need to stock up on some supplies, this would be a good time as they don't have coupons very often.    Click here for the coupon.

3 Boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios for only $5.30 and Free Shipping!

Cheerios Honey Nut Cereal, 12.25-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 3)

 Amason is having another great deal where you can buy 3 boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios (12.25 oz. each) for only $5.30.    It's on sale for $7.56 but you can get an addition 15% off with the code BIGGNYNY   which brings the total to $6.43.    PLUS you can use subscribe and save which will take an ADDITIONAL 15% off plus gives you free shipping, which then makes it only $5.30 for the 3 boxes.   To read about how subscribe and save works, you can read my previous post HERE.   Just click on the box or the link under the box above to snag this great deal.

Great Deal on Peppermint Bark, Flavored Coffees, Chocolate Covered Pretzels and More!

Places are doing their final Christmas clearance and there are some great deals to be had if you're in the market.   Bed Bath and Beyond has a few great deals that include FREE SHIPPING. 

I'm getting my husband this peppermint bark for Valentine's Day.    He loves the stuff and there are red crushed peppermints, so that counts doesn't it?

It's described as A beautiful collector's tin makes this sweet treat even more irresistible. Inside you'll find the time-treasured holiday favorite, Peppermint Bark, made with Bartons' unbelievably rich dark chocolate. A creamy white confection is layered on top of the chocolate and finished off with an abundance of real peppermint candy cane crumbles. It's deliciously decadent!     It's on sale for only $3.99 which is an amazing price.  


I'm thinking I might send these to my college daughter for her and her roommate to munch on while studying late at night.   These are $14 on the Asher's site for this one pound box, but only $4.99 here and with the free shipping offer.   They're described as  a mixture of salty and sweet. Crisp, crunchy pretzels are covered in milk and dark chocolate. 

They also have a boxed set of The Twelve Coffees of Christmas described as  Each of these twelve packets of fresh ground coffee brews a full 10-12 cup pot. Includes 12 holiday favorites: Almond Amaretto, Breakfast Blend, Butter Pecan, Chocolate Raspberry, Vanilla Nut Creme, Caramel Kiss, Cinn Ful Nut®, Colombian Supremo "Popoyan", Creme Brulee, French Vanilla, Turtle Sundae, and White Russian. A coffee connoisseur's dream come true.  It's $4.99 with free shipping and other places online it's about $10 more.   So great deal.

They also have some great deals on gingerbread men or houses.    I'm not sure how good they'd be next year, but you could also use them just to entertain the kids on a snowy winter day stuck inside the house.   This Gingerbread Train Kit for example is only $1.99 with free shipping.

Or this Wilton Gingerbread Cookie Kit is $3.99 with free shipping.  To see all these great deals and more with  free shipping click this link.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Free One Year Subscription to Newsweek Magazine

 My good friend Oregano posted this deal at mommysavers and I thought I'd share it with you guys.    You can get a free one year subscription to Newsweek by clicking here and filling out the form.   You do not have to fill out any payment information.   Enjoy and thanks Oregano!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

$10 for a $20 Amazon Gift Card. Today only.


Seriously!   If you've been on the internet at all today, you've probably already seen this deal.   It's everywhere I look. If you purchase a $20 Amazon gift card through the site Living Social it only costs you $10.    If you're not familiar with Living Social, it's a deal site similar to Groupon.     It's a deal site where they email you discounts at local businesses such as restaurants, dry cleaners, house cleaning, facials and spas, etc.    You can get the deals for 50% of more off.

So hop on over and check out Living Social and get in on this great deal.    They've already sold over 600,000 and I'm betting they sell a million unless they stop it soon.    I've bought mine already, as have my husband and college daughter,  so go and get yours.    It took me about 3 minutes or less.    Just click on this link, sign up, click buy it, enter your info, and you're done.

And just think of all the great Amazon deals I've been posting where you can get the items for 50% off, and now you'll only pay 1/2 for those bargains that are so cheap already.    Love my amazon!!!!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Nature Valley Roasted Nut Crunch Granola Bars only $9.96 for 6 boxes!

Amazon is currently having a sale on the Nature Valley Roasted Nut Crunch Granola, where 6 boxes of the Nature Valley Roasted Nut Crunch Granola Bars in the flavors Almond Crunch or Peanut Crunch are $14.22 and when you use subscribe and save you get 15% off plus free shipping, bringing the grand total to only $12.09 (thanks mommysavers for that info).   I also found the Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix, Cranberry & Pomegranate bars for the same price.    Just ordered these for my daughter to keep in her dorm room.

I also then found an ADDITIONAL discount you can  apply that will take ANOTHER 15% off.   Apply the code NATVALLY on the payment page on the right side.   This will bring the total down to $9.96 for 6 boxes.   I just did it, and it worked perfectly.   You can click on either the picture or the words underneath to go to the site and see the deal.

Nature Valley Roasted Nut Crunch Granola Bars, Almond Crunch, 6-Count Boxes (Pack of 6)

 Nature Valley Roasted Nut Crunch Granola Bars, Peanut Crunch, 6-Count Boxes (Pack of 6) 

So to recap:
  • Click on a photo or link
  • Sign up with subscribe and save
  • Apply NATVALLY at checkout in code box.
I talked about subscribe and save yesterday, but here's the repeat of the info.  

If you've never used subscribe and save before (and why not I might ask) it is just an automatic shipment program.    Now before you start hyperventilating, subscribe and save will save you 15% additional off your order AND it will give you free shipping regardless of the size of your order.   If you're still hyperventilating, Amazon will always contact you via email BEFORE they ship your next shipment so you can cancel at that time if you have decided you don't want another shipment.   Still slightly hyperventilating?  You can go in after you get your shipping confirmation and cancel THEN so you never have to worry about getting another shipment.    So no, you WILL NOT get shipments again unless you want one.   Trust me, I use subscribe and save ALL THE TIME (seriously), and have never gotten an unwanted shipment.

There are several other varieties at this price that have already sold out, so I'd hop on this fast.  Happy granola crunching to you!