1SaleaDay is offering a free business card holder (ships free too) when you like them on Facebook or follow them on twitter. These have been going quickly so get yours now! I just ordered one and it was really easy.
Thanks Common Sense with Money!
There is a free sample (limited number) of Motts for Tots available through Vocalpoint.
Hurry on over to Vocalpoint to request a free sample and coupons for Motts for Tots.
If you aren’t signed up for Vocalpoint – you can sign up here.
Mott's for Tots® has 40% less sugar than 100% apple juice and a great taste kids love—it's an easy and healthy way to spoil 'em.
Enter daily for the Bounce Dryer Bar Giveaway on Facebook. Entries will be entered into a random drawing for that week and entries will not be carried over to the following week's drawings. There will be 4 weeks of dryer bar giveaways. Week 2 entries will be accepted from Friday June 10 (12:00 a.m. ET) through Thursday June 16 (11:59 p.m. ET). There will be 750 dryer bars given away each week. Each dryer bar is valued at $4.99. Drawing date will be the day following the weekly entry period end date.
Thanks for sharing Freebies4Mom!
I am a little late in posting this, but a winner was chosen using random.org for the Spread the Love Giveaway. Congratulations goes out to Laura W. The winner was chosen by the giveaway administrator at 3 boys and a Dog. I will be participating in this event again in the future!
This is a guest post written by my sister Catherine. She recently had twins and has been buying formula like crazy to keep up with them. This article is about her research involving name brand formula versus store brand. She is also a pharmacist and mother of 3.
With the twins' increased nutritional needs as they grow, their formula supplementation has increased and they are eating us out of house and home! (With brand name formula, anyway.) We intially used brand name Similac Advance we had stockpiled before their birth when CVS had 30% off employee discount days, combined with $5 manufacturer rebate checks on each can. That wasn't bad. Then we were getting it at the regular 20% off emp discount (which basically made it the same price as Wal-Mart & other big discount retailers, but CVS was just more convenient since Matt was already there) + rebate checks. Alas, we ran out of rebate checks last week. I then bought a big container of Similac for $21 at Wal-Mart, which only lasted about 3&1/2 days since we are feeding 2 babies 6 oz bottles every few hours. The next time, I ran out in a formula emergency to the closest grocery store to our house, HEB (a TX chain). I noticed they had a store brand of the Similac Advance for $11.88 for the large can vs $21 for the same size of the brand name, a greater than 40% savings. I broke down and bought one can of the generic to try out. (I had never used generic on any of my kids before) I found that it mixes well, the twins eat it with the same vigor as the name brand, and, in fact, their stools are more regular with the generic! This morning I went back to HEB and bought 3 more large cans to get us through the next several days, including our trip to Naples, FL this week. I didn't want to run out there since I don't think they have HEB. Which got me thinking and researching...
Q: Does the same company that makes the HEB formula make other store brands in case I can't make it there? (One of the reasons I had always had a brand allegiance to Similac was that I could find it at any retailer that sold formula and know that my baby was being fed the same thing. I didn't want to introduce something new constantly, and chance gas, fussiness, etc...)
A: Yes! I called the 800 # on the back of my formula can, which rang PBM Products, a USA company. I spoke to a rep and found out they make pretty much all of the store brand formula. (And it recently won another huge lawsuit against Mead Johnson, the maker of Enfamil, who had deceived customers into thinking that its product was somehow nutritionally superior to the store brand.)
Q: Were there any additional coupons that could help me save even more on the store brand?
A: Yes, I filled out an online form which will supposedly give me a $3 off coupon and I think I can call and request it monthly. (And I read on one blog that I may be able to get 2/month since I have twins.)
Here are some links where I got my info:
Maybe you already knew all of this, but I found it to be eye-opening and exciting. I am hoping to largely use store brand formula from here on out till the twins are on milk. It shoud save us a ton of money!
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What if you could have all 3 of your favorite foods on one plate? What would you choose? I would probably choose shrimp, filet minion, and aparagus. Yum!
That's the idea behind Chili's new Triple Dipper. You choose 3 appetizers and 3 dips. There are so many choices. We tried the Loaded Potato Skins, Honey-Chipotle Shrimp, and Southwestern Eggrolls.
We enjoyed the Loaded Potato Skins. They had a nice bacon flavor and were attractively presented with green onions on top. They came with sour cream for dipping.
The Southwestern Eggrolls had a nice blend of corn and beans and a crispy eggroll shell. They came with avocado-ranch dressing and were a pleasant neutral when paired with the Honey-Chipotle Shrimp.
The Honey-Chipotle Shrimp was by far our favorite. I would like to order this for a meal! It was sweet and spicy with a nice crunch. The spiciness, however, was not overwhelming. It was just right with the sweetness in the sauce. This was served with a side of ranch dressing.
Feeling hungry yet?
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Huggies Snug and Dry or Little Movers Big Pack Diapers are on sale through Saturday June 4th at CVS for $19.83 a box and you get back an extra bucks reward of $1.00.
Use the Huggies $3.00 off printable coupon and it's like paying $15.83
I was about to pour a bowl of cereal for breakfast this morning and decided to do something different instead. This is perfect for a Spring or Summer morning or a snack anytime. Simple, Refreshing, and Delicious!
*Your favorite fresh or canned fruit or berries
(I used fresh apricots)
*Vanilla or any flavor Yougurt
*Granola or other cereal
(I used Grape Nuts Flakes)
*Wheat Germ (optional) Adds great flavor and nutrition
Simply layer the ingredients in a bowl or cup. Start with fruit, then yogurt, then cereal, then sprinkle some wheat germ on top.
This giveaway is for a coupon for a free pint of Breve Creme Coffee Creamer any flavor. Void in dairy states (LA, ME, MO, ND). Winner will also receive five coupons each for $0.55 off Coffee House Inspirations or International Delight. Also void in dairy states (LA, ME, MO, ND). All coupons expire 7/31/11.
A lucky reader will win a coupon for a free pint of Breve Creme Coffee Creamer! Winner will be selected using random.org.
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Hi, I'm Faith, a former Family and Consumer Science teacher turned work at home Mom blogger. I love God, my family, and food. You can usually find me in the kitchen preparing family friendly, homemade recipes and taking lots of pictures.
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