Entries from January 4, 2009 - January 10, 2009


Weekend Update

Have you heard of the new law restricting the sale of used children's clothing and other products? If you sell used clothing to resale shops or shop at them, you don't have to worry. Luckily, it doesn't apply to resale shops. Here is some good info I got off another message board:

"Many of you have heard about the recent change in law regarding lead testing in children’s products (clothing, toys, etc.) that has been in the news recently. This law, HR 4040, deals with high lead limits and the new restrictions that the US Government has placed on children’s products. There was a great deal of misinformation and fear floating around, both on the internet and in other media outlets, about this law. Everyone can breathe a huge sigh of relief… this law is not going to close consignment sales, stores, resale or thrift shops!!! Yesterday and today I spoke directly to Congressman Bobby Rush’s offices, both in Chicago and Washington DC. Congressman Rush (D-Ill) authored this bill. His offices assured me that the intent of this law applies to future children’s products manufactured after February 10, 2009. It DOES NOT apply to products we already have in our homes. The only exception to this would be children’s products that have already been declared too high in lead levels and thus are listed on past and current recall lists which can be found at www.cpsc.gov

Today a clarification statement was issued by the subcommittee overseeing this issue. The statement can be viewed in full at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09086.html

Again, this new law DOES NOT affect consignment businesses, resale shops or thrift stores at all."


Free scrapbook kit from Smuckers w/ purchase- 3/31/09

Enter to win a free booklet of Kraft coupons
I won on my 4th try!

Save on all the things you love to do!

Baskin Robbins, $1 off any Bright Choices product- 1/31/09

Suze Orman's free 2009 Plan of Action book download

Free Stuff For Parents at Babies Online

Bed Bath and Beyond 20% coupon

Good article: 101 Ways to Bail Out Your Budget

New Scott (toilet paper, paper towels, etc.) products rebate offer- 1/24/09

Baskin Robbins freebie: Stop by your neighborhood Baskin-Robbins next Thursday, January 15th and show your gym membership card to get a free 2.5 oz scoop of any BRight Choices™ flavor.


Mid-Week Update

Have you joined Facebook yet? I've found several friends from school on Facebook. It's been so fun to catch up with them! And Savingsmania.com is now on Facebook! Come join our group, post your favorite deals, learn about new deals and more, Savingsmania.com on Facebook


New Right at Home giveaway, Ziploc Big Bags

Quaker rice cakes free sample

Print FREE Grocery Coupons at Home

Tide Total Care Money Back Guarantee

Article: Buy a Hyundai, return it later

Yankee Candle, $10 off $25- 1/31/09


Free magazine downloads from Amazon.com

Free Sephora samples, Jan.10 in store

Moms: Make a Full-Time income from home!


Disney Fans- Check Out This Disney Freebie List


After the planning is done and you are at the park, here are some FREE souvenirs to pick up!

Free Souvenirs at Walt Disney World

  • Resort newsletters.
  • Park maps
  • Soaps & Shampoos from WDW Resorts
  • Some resorts have free resort postcards
  • Walt Disney World Resort pens
  • Email postcards at Innoventions
  • Free souvenir pin when you take the Undiscovered Future World Tour at Epcot
  • 'Clean Plate Club' sticker from 50's Prime Time Cafe
  • Character autographs
  • Leis from the Polynesian Luau
  • Birthday button (from park guest services on your birthday)
  • Stickers, sometimes given in shops, ask when you're paying
  • Children's menus that have coloring pages on the back
  • Drinks coasters from resorts
  • Perspex Mickey ornament, character costume fabric swatch & badge, given to each person who takes the Backstage Magic Tour
  • 'Co-Pilot's license' when you ride up front on monorail
  • Resort ID cards
  • Things kids make at Epcot Kidcot stations
  • Free family photo from MVMCP or MNSSHP
  • Some drinks are served in souvenir glasses
  • You get a free pin when you take the backlot tour at the Animal Kingdom
  • The glow in the dark frisbees from the kids meals at the Sci Fi Dine-in Theater restaurant at MGM
  • Video postcard from Innoventions, send one to yourself and you have a great memory.


Free Things to do at Walt Disney World

  • Visit the different resorts, walk around & take in the details and atmosphere.
  • Ride the monorail - ask to ride up front in the driver's cab, & don't forget to ask for your free co-pilot license.
  • Go to Downtown Disney, you don't have to go in any of the shops, just sit back & take in the atmosphere, look at the lego sculptures, people watch, let the kids play in the fountains...
  • Go to the Fort Wilderness campfire. Take your own marshmallows to roast over the fire, & a blanket to sit on while you watch the film.
  • Go to one of the Magic Kingdom resorts & watch the electric water pageant from the beach.
  • Watch the MK fireworks from the beach of the Grand Floridian or Polynesian, or from the California Grill at the Contemporary.
  • Spend time on the beach at one of the MK resorts, paddle your feet in the lake or relax in a hammock.
  • Take the free tour at the Wilderness Lodge, or ask for the list of hidden Mickeys, & go on a hidden Mickey hunt.
  • Visit the petting farm at Fort Wilderness.
  • Take a boat ride from one of the resorts - Wilderness Lodge to MK; Boardwalk to Epcot or MGM; Dixie Landings to Downtown Disney, etc.
  • Take the free garden tour at the Yacht & Beach Club Resort, or the free tour of the Grand Floridian.
  • Visit the BoardWalk in the evening to watch the entertainment & take in the atmosphere.
  • Watch the MK fireworks from outside the California Grill on the 15th floor of the Contemporary Resort.
  • Walk along by the Sassagoula River from Port Orleans Riverside to French Quarter.
  • Go on the nature walk at Fort Wilderness.
  • Free souvenirs from Disney. At Innoventions East, guests can send a 10-second, video e-mail message to friends back home (Video D-Mail booth located at the Innoventions Internet Zone). At Innoventions West, guests can send a picture postcard of themselves by e-mail, provided by IBM's Networked Living Exhibit.



Monday Update

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I was in Target today and it was still 75% off and hardly anything left! I got a few gift bags, Play doh and Lifesavers Gummi candy. Some Target stores are 90% off.

Have you seen the ottoman deal on the front page? I got it last week and it is awesome! It comes in different colors too.

Here's the latest!

FREE stuff for the coming baby!

Dawn dish detergent printable coupons

Join the Steak N Shake birthday club and get freebies

30 free prints for new customers, click below!

Free Disney World ticket for military plus more

Borders, 40% off 1 book- 1/6/09