Entries from June 10, 2018 - June 16, 2018


Keep Your Patio Looking Good With Mean Green

Summer is here and cleaning the patio or deck is important before all those bbqs!

In my cleaning tool kit is Mean Green Super Strength for chairs. And Mean Green Auto and Garage is perfect for all those items stored in the garage like bikes and more.

See the entire product line here.

From heavy duty wipes, to auto and garage, Mean Green has everything you need to get your home clean and sparkling this summer.


Also in my cleaning tool kit is bleach for those white plastic lawn chairs. It's easy, just wash it with some mild detergent mixed with 1/2 cup bleach in 1 gallon (3.7 liters) water. Rinse it clean, then air-dry.


If you live in a hot, humid climate, you’re probably no stranger to seeing mildew on your wooden decks and patio furniture. But before you reach for the bleach, try these milder vinegar-based solutions:

  • Keep some full-strength white vinegar in a recycled spray bottle and use it wherever you see any mildew growth. The stain will wipe right off most surfaces, and the vinegar will keep it from coming back for a while.
  • Remove mildew from wood decks and wood patio furniture by sponging them off with a solution of 1 cup ammonia, 1/2 cup white vinegar, and 1/4 cup baking soda mixed in 1 gallon (3.7 liters) water. Keep an old toothbrush on hand to work the solution into corners and other tight spaces.
  • To deodorize and inhibit mildew growth on outdoor plastic mesh furniture and patio umbrellas, mix 2 cups white vinegar and 2 tablespoons liquid dish soap in a bucket of hot water. Use a soft brush to work it into the grooves of the plastic as well as for scrubbing seat pads and umbrella fabric. Rinse with cold water; then dry in the sun. 

With these tips you will have a clean and welcoming backyard!

I am a Mean Green Ambassador. All opinions are my own.


Free Taste of Japan Rice Party Kit


Easy Household Plumbing Tips With Roto-Rooter

Here are some tips to keep everything in shape with Roto-Rooter clog removers.

In the Kitchen

Kitchen drains often clog due to debris or wastes going down the sink that shouldn’t. To prevent clogged drains in this room, never put grease or oils down the sink. This includes cooking oils and fats, such as butter, that can congeal in the pipes, blocking water flow.

Improper use of the garbage disposal is another common reason for clogged kitchen drains. Follow this kitchen plumbing maintenance checklist to help you avoid this problem:

  • Always turn your water and disposal on before adding food.
  • Never put fibrous or stringy food wastes down the disposal. These include banana peels, celery, potato peels, and other foods that are difficult to grind up.
  • Always allow the cold water to run for at least 15 seconds after using the disposal. This ensures food wastes are flushed down the main line.
  • Run your dishwasher at night to conserve hot water and maintain good water pressure throughout the day.

In the Bathroom

The bathroom is another room where drains often become clogged. You can reduce clogs and even prevent them by following this plumbing maintenance checklist:

  • Keep shower and sink drains flowing freely by reducing your use of bath oils and installing screens over drains to prevent hair from going down the drain.
  • Avoid toilet clogs by not using it as a trash can. Ideally, only human waste and toilet paper should be flushed. While tampons and some wipes are labeled as flushable, it is better not to do so.
  • Wait about 10 minutes between showers to help maintain proper water pressure and hot water throughout the day. Maintaining proper water pressure helps prevent unwanted stress on your home plumbing system.
  • Avoid using chemical clog removal products that can cause more harm than good. These products can corrode your pipes!

Think of all the products you use to wash, moisturize and condition. They are often oily or greasy in order to provide moisture for your skin and hair. Once they make their way down your drain, however, they can cling to pipes, attract other debris and cause blockages.

Weekly Maintenance

Checking on your pipes once a week is great idea for all homeowners. This is good way to prevent small problems from becoming huge, costly ones. Some weekly plumbing maintenance includes the following:

  • Check for leaks. Look under the sinks for signs of moisture, such as puddles of water, water marks, a musty smell and mold growth.
  • Test all sink and shower drains for speed or drainage. If bubbles appear while water drains, it is usually a sign of a slow drain. All drains should have a full swirl while the water goes down.
  • Turn on each water faucet in your home — water shouldn’t be coming out of the handles or valves.
  • Clean your lint traps on your washing machine.
What stops up pipes? Soap residue, grease & hair are the primary elements of a clogged drain. 
Roto-Rooter wisks it away. Here's how it works!
  • Roto-Rooter liquifies stubborn grease and soap, allowing hair to become exposed and weakened.
  • Then Roto-Rooter attacks the hair, quickly breaking apart the blockage and weakening its hold. Finally, powerful surfactants go to work, dissolving clog remnants and flushing them away.

Their product line includes:

  • Gel Clog Remover
  • Septic Treatment
  • Hair Clog Remover
  • Build up Remover 
  • Roto-Rooter liquifies stubborn grease and soap, allowing hair to become exposed and weakened.
  • Then Roto-Rooter attacks the hair, quickly breaking apart the blockage and weakening its hold. Finally, powerful surfactants go to work, dissolving clog remnants and flushing them away.



I am a Roto Rooter Ambassador. All opinions are my own.


Free $5 Lowe's Gift Card


Father's Day Freebies and Deals 2018




Through July 1st, score a FREE $10 bonus card at Applebee’s when you purchase a $50 gift card. Note that the bonus card will expire on 8/12/18 and cannot be redeemed on date of issuance.


Through June 30th, whenever you buy a $50 gift card, you will get $20 in Bonus Cards (mailed to your billing address). You’ll receive the following:

  • One $10 bonus card valid on dine-in, 5/28/18 – 7/31/18
  • One $10 bonus card valid on dine-in, 7/1/18 – 8/31/18


Through June 30th, for every $25 BD Mongolian gift card you purchase in-store at participating locations, you’ll score $5 in Mongo Money! Go here for more details on this promo.


On Sunday, June 17th only, dads can eat FREE with $10 purchase of equal or greater value at participating locations. Go here for more details.


Through June 17th, whenever you buy $50 in Benihana Gift Cards, you’ll receive a FREE $10 promotional card, valid 6/18/18 – 7/23/18. Visit their site for more details.



Through June 17th, for every $50 BJ’s eGift Card you purchase, you’ll receive a FREE $10 BJ’s Bonus Card, valid 6/18/18 – 7/8/18. Go here for more details.


Through June 18th, for every $50 in Gift Cards purchased, you’ll earn $10 in Bonus Bucks. The Bonus Bucks will be valid starting 6/19/18 – 8/31/18, and you can use up to $20 per visit. Go here for details.


Through June 17th, Bonefish Grill will be offering up a $10 bonus card with the purchase of a $50 gift card. Go here to snag a gift card online. Bonus cards will be valid 5/14/18 – 7/20/18 only.


Through June 17th only, score a whole rotisserie chicken, 1/2 rack of ribs, 4 sides, and 4 cornbread for only $29.99 at Boston Market – no coupon necessary.  Visit their site for more details.



Through June 17th, BRIO Tuscan Grill is offering up a FREE $25 Bonus gift card whenever you buy a $100 gift card! The Bonus gift card will be available to use from 6/18/18 – 8/31/18 only. Find a location near you and make a reservation.


Through June 17th, Carrabba’s Italian Grill is offering up a $10 bonus card with the purchase of a $50 gift card. Go here to snag a gift card online. Bonus cards will be redeemable 5/14/18 – 7/20/18.


Through June 17th, get a $10 bonus card with the purchase of a $50 Chili’s gift card – valid online only. Gohere to snag a gift card. Bonus cards will be redeemable through July 31st.


Through June 17th, Fleming’s Steakhouse is offering a FREE $20 bonus gift card with the purchase of a $100 gift card! The Bonus Card will be valid for redemption 5/14/18 – 7/20/18. Head on over here for more information and to purchase a gift card.

ALSO, on Father’s Day, treat Dad to a three-course prix fixe dinner featuring their 35oz Prime Tomahawk steak. They’re also opening early at 10AM for brunch on June 17th! Go here for details.



Dads who dine on Father’s Day from 11AM-9PM will receive a complimentary dining card good for a full churrasco lunch, dinner, or Sunday brunch to use at their next visit. Go here for more details.

Through June 17th, receive a $25 Spring Bonus eCard for every $125 in eGift Card purchases. Bonus eCard is valid Sunday – Thursday from June 18th – August 30th and only toward lunch, Sunday brunch, or dinner; excludes holidays including the Fourth of July. Go here to order your gift card online.


On June 17th from 11AM-11PM, buy any 10 wings and get 10 boneless wings FREE. RSVP here.


Through June 17th, for every $50 worth of Gift Cards purchased, you’ll receive a FREE $10 Kona Grill Promotional eGift Card immediately. The Promotional eGift Card will be valid starting 6/18/18 – 7/18/18.


Through June 15th, buy a $50 gift card for participating Landry’s restaurants and receive a $10 Reward Card, OR buy a $100 gift card for participating restaurants and get a $20 Reward Card. Reward Cards can be redeemed June 1st through September 30th, except for Father’s Day, June 17th.



Through June 17th, get a FREE $10 bonus card for every $50 in gift cards purchased. Bonus card is valid through July 31st and is not valid on the day it is issued. Visit their site to order your gift card online.


On Father’s Day only, dads will get a coupon for a FREE breakfast, lunch, or dinner entrée up to $17 with the purchase of a second breakfast, lunch, or dinner entrée of equal or greater value and two beverages, valid June 18th – July 7th, 2018. Go here for more details.


Through June 15th, for every $250 gift card purchased, you’ll receive a $50 reward card. Reward cards are redeemable from 6/1/18 – 9/30/18, excluding Father’s Day 6/17 and day of purchase.


All dads will receive a $10 gift certificate on Father’s Day, valid on their next visit. Go here for details.


Through June 30th, get a FREE $5 Bonus Card for every $25 Gift Card purchase. The Bonus Cards will be valid through 7/10/18 and are not valid with any other offers or discounts.



Through June 24th, for every $50 gift card purchase, you’ll get a $10 Bonus Card, valid July 1st through July 31st, 2018. Bonus cards will be mailed to your billing address. Go here for more details.


Through June 17th, head to your local Outback Steakhouse to score a $10 Bonus gift card when you purchase $50 in gift cards. Bonus cards will be valid to use May 14th through July 20th.


For a limited time, buy $75 worth of gift cards and get 2 bonus coupons: coupon 1 is valid 7/2/18 – 8/5/18 and coupon 2 is valid from 8/6/18 – 9/2/18. Snag your gift cards online here.


Through June 17th at 3AM, get 25% off eGift Cards with promo code DAD18 at checkout. Go here to order. Plus, on May 12th – 13th, join them for a Prix Fixe Brunch Menu (open early at 9AM on 6/17).


Through June 17th, Ruby Tuesday is offering up a FREE $15 bonus card for every $50 in gift cards you purchase. Bonus cards will be available to use from June 18th – July 29th, 2018 and you will be able to use one bonus card per visit. Visit their site for more information.



On June 16th and 17th only, participating locations are offering up a FREE $25 Dining Card with entrée purchase! The Dining Cards will be valid for dinner only (after 4PM) from 6/18/18 – 8/31/18 at participating locations only. $9 Sizzle, Swizzle & Swirl Happy Hour food and beverage menu excluded.


Bring dad to Shoney’s on Sunday, June 17th for a special holiday fresh food bar featuring all dad’s classic southern favorites (details here). Plus, head here and share your favorite story about dad, and he’ll be entered to win a $100 Shoney’s gift card!


On June 17th, dads eat FREE at Spaghetti Warehouse – he can choose from their 15-Layer Lasagne or an Original Recipe Spaghetti Entree. No coupon is needed, and this is a dine-in only event!

Limit two free meals per table/party. Not valid with any other offers or discounts including Groupon. Not valid on banquet meals, Two for $25, Lasagne Platter, Spaghetti Feast, or combination platter. Beverage purchase is required for the FREE order at Dallas and Arlington locations.


For a limited time, buy $20 in gift cards at participating locations and get a FREE $5 bonus certificate, which is valid through September 21st, 2018. Go here for more details.



On Sunday, June 17th only, participating locations are offering dads FREE FroyoVisit their site for details.


For a limited time, you can earn $5 in the form of a bonus eGift card for every $30 you spend on Gift Cards – maximum bonus is $100 and corporate offers do not qualify.


Through June 30th, for every $50 in gift cards purchased, you’ll get a FREE $10 Bonus Bites card, which is valid July 1st through August 31st, 2018.


Through June 30th, for every $50 in gift cards or e-gift cards purchased, you’ll receive $15 in Roma Bucks to redeem July 1st through September 30th, 2018. Go here for more details.



On June 17th only, participating Wienerschnitzel locations will be giving away a FREE Old Fashioned Sundae to dads at participating locations (does not include Banana Split Sundae).


Win a Year of Free Auntie Anne's Pretzels Plus More

You would win an exclusive t-shirt from our “For the Love of Pretzels” Collection. Plus, one Grand Prize winner will receive free pretzels for a year, 5 t-shirts and a hand-painted Auntie Pack (our one-of-a-kind fanny pack)!

Click Here to Enter 


Free Hot Wheels Event @ Target

On Saturday, June 16 Target will have a Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary event from 10AM to 1PM. Kids will get a free Hot Wheels car to customize, race against other cars on their track and take home. Visit their photo finish station to get a fun, shareable pic.

Disney Family Cruise Sweeps

Enter for your chance to win the ultimate cruise vacation for 4 aboard the Disney Fantasy. Sail away on a Caribbean adventure with fun and relaxation for the entire family on a Disney Cruise Line vacation Click Here to Enter