Entries from August 19, 2012 - August 25, 2012


Gooseberry Patch Giveaway: 101 Cozy Casserole Cookbook

Gooseberry Patch recently offered me the chance to review their new cookbook Gooseberry Patch 101 Cozy Casseroles

I've been a Gooseberry Patch fan for a long time and follow them on Pinterest too. You can also like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

I have always loved their down to earth recipes. I decided to make the Cheeseburger Bake. Here's how it went!

First I gathered up all my ingredients. This is a very easy but tasty recipe! All you'll need is a tube of crescent rolls, taco seasoning, tomato sauce, cheddar cheese and a lb. of hamburger.

Then I rolled out the crescent roll dough and pushed into the pan, being sure to match up the seams.

Then I browned up the ground beef.

Then I added in the sauce mixture and cheese. It's ready to bake!

Here's the finished product!



Delicious and hearty fall casserole!


Gooseberry Patch has offered (1) lucky Savingsmania reader a cookbook.

Just tell me what your favorite cozy casserole is, along with your name and email address, so we can contact you if you win. Entries close on Friday, Aug.31st @ 5 pm EST.

One entry per person, US only. Be sure to include your email address in "Author Email" field below, so I can contact you if you win. Email addresses will not be displayed, published or used for any other reason except to contact the winner. Winner will be contacted via email. If you're selected, we'll need to hear back from you in 48 hours, or we reserve the right to select another winner.



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Disclosure:  Gooseberry Patch has provided me a cookbook and one for our giveaway. My opinions are my own.


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Kalahari Trip Review

We recently got the chance to visit Kalahari waterpark in Sandusky, OH. We went on a Tuesday, which wasn't very busy at all, a nice bonus! It was a treat for us because we had never been there.

I managed to get 1 photo of the kids before they raced into the waterpark!



When we first walked in, we all immediately noticed the candy store. Those candy apples looked so delicious!

Here is a photo of the entrance. Before visiting, I hadn't realized how big Kalahari was!

We didn't get a chance to check out the mini-golf or video games, but we'll have to do that next time!


We've been to Soak City and Wildwater Kingdom, but outdoor waterparks are definitely different than an indoor waterpark. It was fairly warm, but they had fans running. And I liked that I didn't have to worry about the kids getting sunburnt! The last time my family and I went to a water park, we all got sunburn, even with applying sunblock!

Here is another shot of the waterpark:

The kids ran around for at least 2 hours, enjoying the wave pool, lazy river and water slides, before coming back and asking for lunch. We ate at the Zulu Grille. Cam and Rocco got cheeseburgers and Gino got a slice of pizza.

Here is my son enjoying his cheeseburger!

They went back to enjoy the park. After 3 more hours, the kids finally decided they were tired and time to go home! It was overall a really fun day and we'll definitely be back!



Free Kind Bars for Friends

Go here, watch the short video and then click on the “Yes, I’ll Do It” tab to enroll in the new Kinding Mission.

After accepting this mission by entering your name and email, you’ll have the opportunity to invite 2 of your friends via email to support this mission and they’ll each receive a FREE Kind Bar in return!



Endorse App: Earn Cash Back

Endorse is a cool app, which allows you to earn cash back at lots of stores.


Here’s how it works:

* Go here to sign up for the app available for both iPhone and Android Users. Note Endorse is compatible with iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, iPad (3rd generation) and for Android (version 2.2 or higher, requires a rear-facing camera): Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, Motorola Triumph, Motorola Droid, Motorola Asix, HTC.

* Head to your local store(s) and browse through the available offers. You’ll find offers from 10% to 100% cash back on your favorite everyday brands.

* After you shop, upload your receipts. Note that you have seven days from the date of purchase (printed on the receipt), up until the date the offer expires, to submit your receipts.

* Get cash back! Keep in mind that your cash back is based on the final price you paid for any given item (after coupons and discounts!). You’ll be able to cash out when your cash rewards balance reaches $25. When it does, tap the “Cash Out Now” button and they’ll send you a check.


Cozio: Free $100 Coupon Booklet + Free ShopRunner Membership


Cozi's here to help manage it all with a shared calendar, shopping and to-do lists, meal planner and even a journal that the whole family can share. Create your FREE Cozi account today and you'll get a FREE Back to School Coupon Pack!  Your coupon pack has 10 great coupons worth over $100 in savings - including a FREE 6 month membership to Shoprunner! This offer ends 8/31.

Not familiar with Shoprunner? ShopRunner offers unlimited FREE 2-day shipping and returns to participating merchants with no minimum order size, including Toys-R-Us, Babies-R-Us, Drugstore.com, Beauty.com and more.

Thanks DealSeeking Mom!


Costco: Free Kirkland Diapers



Go here and click on the free sample link to score a FREE 2-pack sample of Kirkland Diapers!

You don't need to be a Costco member to get this freebie.


Disney: Free Disney Parks DVD + Money-Saving Offers

Thinking about a trip to Disney? Be sure to request your FREE Disney parks dvd- includes exclusive offers!