Entries from April 27, 2014 - May 3, 2014


DIY Peanut Butter Chips

DIY Peanut Butter chips, this sounds like bliss! Get the how-to here.



BIC: 100 Days of Giveaways Sweeps

You could win the Grand Prize: a $10,000 cash prize, awarded in the form of a check or
  • (1) 5/1/14 $500 Shell Gas Gift Card $500
  • (1) 5/2/14 McKlein® Wheeled Briefcase $412
  • (1) 5/3/14 Vera Bradley Lunch Box $40
  • (1) 5/4/14 Set of two Keurig® Travel Mugs $60
  • (100) 5/5/14 BIC® Soleil® Glow™ Razor Pack $7
  • (1) 5/6/14 Ava Makeup Organizer and BIC® Soleil® Razors $115
  • (1) 5/7/14 $500 The Container Store® Gift Card $500
  • Plus more!

Enter to win here, good luck!


Win a $75 Teleflora Gift Card- Pinterest Sweeps

You could win a $75 Teleflora gift card- 50 winners!

1. Create a public Pinterest board with your favorite mom memories and the things “mom used to make.” This could be recipes, the fashion she wore, the garden she planted or home remedies, etc.

2. Submit your entry to Pinterest for consideration by 5:00pm PT on May 7, 2014 using the entry form.

Optional. Though not required, we encourage you to:

(a) Add descriptions for each Pin in the board to state why it’s special to your Mom
(b) Send the board to your Mom for Mother’s Day.

Get started here.


Target: New Cartwheel Coupons Fruits and Veggies

Target is offering an extra 5% off of Fresh Bagged Apples and Oranges, Fresh Berries, Fresh Bell Peppers and more.

They don’t expire until 5/17:

Offers available:

5% off Fresh Bagged Oranges
5% off Bagged Potatoes
5% off Fresh Kiwi
5% off Packaged Tomatoes
5% off Fresh Berries
5% off Avocados
5% off Fresh Bagged Apples
5% off Fresh Lemon & Limes
5% off Fresh Bell Peppers


Raising Financially Responsible Kids

Great tips from Mary Hunt!

You really cannot start too early modeling healthy money attitudes for your kids. Here are 20 ways you can start right now to raise financially responsible kids even if yours are still toddlers, excerpted from my book, Raising Financially Responsible Kids, which remains my most favorite of all because it’s about my kids and the plan we created.

  1. Let them observe that you have money and you take good care of it. 
  2. Let them see you use money as an ordinary and normal part of life.
  3. Let them see you put money in the church offering. Make sure they catch you being generous with others and sharing what you have.
  4. Tell your kids stories about the ways you are practicing frugality in order to save money.
  5. Allow them to see you deposit money in the bank. 
  6. Let them see the way you pay for groceries with cash.
  7. Teach them that money is important in our lives because we can exchange it for things we need and want.
  8. Talk about money as casually as you talk about other things like sports and laundry.
  9. Use coins to teach your preschoolers to count. It’s effective and acknowledges their curiosity about money.
  10. Talk about the different shapes and colors of items in the store. It gives little ones something to do instead of wanting everything they see.
  11. While a passenger in the grocery cart, allow your little one to hold the coupons or the list. Talk about finding the best value. 
  12. Say, “We don’t chose to spend our money that way” more often than you say “We can’t afford it.”
  13. Remember preschoolers are listening and learning from everything they see you do and hear you say.
  14. Use coins to teach the different denominations. Three and four-year-olds can learn to put all the pennies into one cup the nickels into another and so on.
  15. Visit the library and park with your preschooler more often than the market or mall.
  16. Give rewards of hugs and praise-not money. Creating the expectation of cash payment at every turn is a habit you’ll regret in adolescence. 
  17. Monitor television time and opt for non-commercial viewing and videotapes when possible.
  18. Let preschoolers participate in household chores to enjoy the security of belonging-not to get paid.
  19. Intervene between advertisers and your kids. Preschoolers can’t always tell when the television show ends and the ad begins. 
  20. Make sure your children grow up with a strong sense of gratitude, thankful for all they have.

This column Careful, the Kids Are Watching is today's post at Mary Hunt's Everyday Cheapskate blog.


Star Wars Freebies


Head on over to your local Toys”R”Us store tomorrow 5/3 for a fun Star Wars event. From 12-2PM, kids ages 5 and up will be able to build a FREE LEGO Star Wars StarFighter! Go here for more details.

*Event materials available while supplies last and are available only to participating children. Limit one per child.

Disney Store

Disney Store will be giving away a FREE Limited Edition Star Wars pin to the first 100 customers in the store on May 4th! Plus, guests will be introduced to the story and characters that started it all in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.

LEGO Store

From May 3rd-5th, head to your nearest LEGO Store where you can score a FREE exclusive LEGO Darth Revan Minfigure with a LEGO Star Wars purchase of $75 or more and a FREE exclusive LEGO Star Wars poster with any LEGO Star Wars purchase. Plus, LEGO Star Wars sets will be on sale!

Thanks Hip2Save!


Bath and Body Works: Free Hand Soap

Stop into Bath and Body Works today only and receive a FREE hand soap, with $10 purchase!

Challenge Butter Sweeps

Through September 5th, 2014, head on over here to enter the Challenge Butter $100,000 Real Summer, Real Flavor Instant Win Game & Sweepstakes for a chance to spin the wheel and win one of the following prizes:
*1 Grand Prize of $10,000 
*1 First Prize of $100,000 
*100 winners of Good Cook Dinner Party prize pack
*1,000 winners of a voucher for FREE Langers Juice
*1,000 winners of a free Challenge Butter voucher