Sign up for ibotta and receive $2 Welcome Aboard Bonus! Check it out! Awesome App that helps you save!

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Have you heard of ibotta? If not you are missing out! Ibotta is an Iphone and Andriod app that allows you to earn savings by watching videos, taking polls and various other activities. It is easy to use, because you do not have to show your phone or coupons at the register, you simply take a photo of your receipt and upload it, its like a rebate on your phone, and the money goes into your account.

What stores participate?

There are a LOT Of store on their list, and more added all the time, currently some of the stores include Safeway, Walmart, Walgreens, Kroger, Winco, Target and more.

How do I get offers?

Go to your app. Choose Offers. Click on the offer you would like. You can choose the offer by click the offer you choose.

How do I get my money?

After you are done shopping all you have to do is, upload your receipt and then you can cash out. Via PayPal or a donation to schools or the united way.


All new users who sign up for Ibotta can earn $2 for redeeming just 1 offer within 10 days of registering for the app. New users can find (bonus name) details under Bonuses from the Main Menu of the Ibotta app. Click HERE to sign up and redeem this offer!
 This offer is for a limited time only.  Only new users who are the first to log onto their own mobile device are eligible.
Here is a sample of a current offer:

Get Paid to Buy Milk

This week enjoy our Any Brand milk offer along with a new milk bonus for redeeming ANY 2 additional offers. Hurry! This offer and bonus end Sunday night. Click HERE to get started!

Baby Jogger Year End Clearance Event at! Hurry and score some GREAT deals!

534169_10150633302704506_2045816801_nIf you or someone you know has been looking for a Baby Jogger Stroller then you MUST check out the amazing sale currently going on at  With their amazing Baby Jogger Year End Clearance Event you can up to 35% Off a Baby Jogger Stroller. This means you can get some amazing deals. These are awesome strollers that would be great to get for yourself or for someone that you know who is expecting a new bundle of joy soon!  You can even save on the double strollers!



Some of the amazing sales include the Baby Jogger City Mini 2013 Single Stroller for $189.99

(regular price $249.99)


Or the Baby Jogger City Select 2013 for $399.99 (regular price $499.99) that’s $100.00 Off!

This one looks cool and would be amazing for any new mom!

baby-jogger-city-select-2013-20In addition to the amazing Baby Jogger Sale. PishPosh Baby also has a wide variety of other items. Check them out next time you are in need of a baby shower gift. They can definitely be your one stop shop for it all! Click HERE to learn more about the sale and browse their website.



Starbucks Fan? Here is a way to save on what you love :)

t1larg.starbucks.giAre you a Starbucks fan?  Then you will want to text JOY to 20757  this will sign you up for Starbucks Holiday Specials via text.

Great way to save on something you love!

How a Meal Plan Can Save You Money

weekly-meal-planningIt’s a well-known fact that meal planning can help you lose weight, but did you know that it can also save you money? If you plan out your meals, including snacks and drinks, you can cut your grocery bill by as much as 20 percent in one month, and here’s how.

Cut down on extra stuff
When you meal plan everything right down to the soda you will be drinking, you know exactly what to buy. You know not to buy snack cakes because you aren’t eating those, or you know that you should buy chicken breasts for two dinners because you will be eating them. It’s basically a way to make a detailed shopping list as you watch your weight.

Cut down on wasted food
If you know you need to have baby carrots for only one dinner and porkchops to go with the carrots, you will buy just what you need for the portions you allow. No more bulk sizes on perishable foods! This will cut down on the amount of food you waste in a year, which will reduce your grocery bill.

Cut down on shopping and temptation time
When you know what foods you’ll be buying, you know where to go and you won’t be left wandering aisles after aisle looking for things to make for dinner. This will cut down on impulse buying, which can account for 1/3 of most grocery budgets for people who do it often. Meal plans help you stick to what you need to buy and nothing more.

Cut down on multiple trips
When you know what to get, you can buy it all in one trip instead of getting home only to find out you missed one or two items. This will slash gas costs for making multiple trips, or for going to multiple stores looking for food items you need. You can plan where you need to go based on what you need to buy to make your meal plan happen.

Cut down on fast food trips
When you;re sitting at home and you don’t know what to eat you’re more likely to run to a fast food place than to cook something. If you have a clearly defined meal plan in front of you, you already know what to make. Also, the meal plan is not rigid! You can swap Monday nights dinner for Thursday night’s dinner if that suits your palate more, but don’t go completely off the plan.

Tips: Plan all breakfast items first and then dinner. These will be the anchors of your meal plan. After, plan all of your snacks. For a proper meal plan you should have at least two snacks (one before and after lunch), then plan your lunch. After you write all of your items out, look at which can be used for other meals. For example, if you want chicken and rice for lunch on Tuesday, make chicken for dinner on Monday and use the left over chicken for your lunch. This will cut down on what you need to buy. After you’re done making a 7-day meal plan, write out all of the items (by day) that you need to buy to make the meals you have listed. Then, go through and cross out duplicates and add them to a master list. For instance, if you have apples as a snack for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday you should write “3 apples” on your master list.

A Night to Remember at Medieval Times – My Visit to the Buena Park Castle! Check it out!

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Finding new and exciting things to do can be hard. So when I was invited to the Medieval Times – Buena Park Castle, I could not say yes fast enough. This was going to be an amazing opportunity to check out a unique and different type of dinner show. If you have never been to a Medieval Times dinner show I would strongly encourage it.  Here is a little about the show from the company website,

Surrender to an age of bravery and honor and witness epic battles of steel and steed during our ALL-NEW SHOW. From ringside seats, discover a feast of the eyes and appetite with more action, more fun & more excitement than ever before.

As you thrill to a rousing live jousting tournament, marvel at awe-inspiring horsemanship and falconry, Medieval Times serves a four-course meal fit for royalty.

Hang on to your helmet. The show is about to begin.

When you arrive, you are assigned a “section” which correlates to a color, we were given the amazing Red Knight. We all received crowns, and made our way to the hall. This was a fun area where we were able to explore a little of the caste, get a drink at the bar, and shop.

Medieval Times 5.fwOnce in the arena we quickly made our way down to our seats, we scored the front row, which was amazing! At each seat we had red banners, our soup cups, plate, drink cup, napkin…. but ummmmm no  fork, spoon, knife. WOW, we were in for an adventure for sure.

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The menu per the website was,

His Majesty’s royal feast includes:

  • Oven Roasted Chicken
  • Garlic Bread
  • Tomato Bisque Soup
  • Herb-Roasted Potato
  • Spare Rib
  • Pastry of the Castle
  • Select Non-Alcoholic Beverages

We were quickly greeted by our server and our adventure had really begun, they all talk as if they were from the medieval time making the experience that much more enjoyable and memorable. First on the menu was an amazing tomato soup, and garlic bread, we did have to “drink” our soup. After that we received chicken, ribs and half of a potato, again all of which we had to eat with our hands. It was a lot of fun, we all laughed, eat and enjoyed the show. You will receive a LOT of food, but don’t worry they offer togo boxes and bags.  After the “dinner” we received large wet napkins so we could clean up and get ready to receive a warm, yummy, apple turnover. The food was amazing, and better than expected. But the best part was the amazing show. Complete with knights, king, princess, horses, and more. Here is the Green Knight with some of his “people” behind him.

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We were all encouraged to cheer on our knight and watch all the amazing thing that they would have done and competed in back in the medieval days. We really felt like we went back in time once we received our crowns and entered the castle.

Medieval Times 4.fwThe horses in the show were able to perform and do some amazing tricks. We were all in awww of the amazing animals, and the handlers that made this show possible. I had never seen a horse “bow” like this before. This for me was one of the awww moments of the show. After all the “civil” activity the knights quickly got ready for battle. While the battle was on a nets were down to insure that we “the people” were all safe, but able to cheer on our knights. This amazing photo was provided by the Medieval Times because it was hard to obtain good photos with the net down.

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To really get a feel for the amazing atmosphere that they create in the castle and the fun that you can have here is a short commercial that they feature on their website,

I am so thankful that we received this amazing opportunity to visit the castle and experience the Medieval Times. If you are looking for a fun Birthday Dinner, Anniversary Dinner, or even just because consider visiting the castle. I would strongly encourage you to upgrade to the Royalty Package which is $10 a person but you receive the following:

  • VIP Seating
  • Commemorative Program
  • Knight’s Cheering Banner
  • “Behind the Scenes” DVD (One Per Party)

The Cheering Banners really help you cheer for your knight and get more involved with the show. My daughter loved waving them around. And keep your eyes on your knight because during the show he throws our flowers, selects his queen of the tournament and more. My daughter was the LUCKY Red Knight Queen of the Tournament and received a beautiful “sash”. It really was a night we will remember for a LONG LONG time.

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Vistaprint – Back To School 2013 Sale – 50% Off Back to School Products!

This year, avoid the in-store back to school rush and get your kids ready for their first day of class with personalized supplies from Vistaprint. Save 50% off custom t-shirts, note cards, tote bags, stamps, wall calendars, and premium business cards until Friday, plus 25% off sitewide!

Personalize a set of note cards to use as study cards or notes to teachers, t-shirts for their after-school sports team, totes for their new books, and labels to mark all of their new notebooks and supplies. If you’re looking for something for your younger kids who aren’t going to school yet, create magnetic puzzles on car door magnets that you can cut up for them to piece back together.

Hoping to start the new year off on a good foot with their new teacher? Create a thoughtful personalized mug and fill it with goodies like hot chocolate, sweets, and classroom essentials. If you’re looking to supply a classroom, customize stamps and labels with a basic grading rubric to make the process easier. You can also design your own homework passes, bathroom passes, or playtime passes using premium business cards, or your own rulers for each student. This week’s sale is the perfect time to get shopping underway, so get started now!

Click HERE to check out the awesome products and sales!

Summer Fun with Smart Lab and Glitter Art! Check this out #sponsored

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I love to do crafts, always have. So when I was given an opportunity to work with Smart Lab I was so excited. This is an awesome company that offers a variety of products suck as toys, books, crafts and more. Here is a little more about the company from their website:

SmartLab Toys makes educational toys with a book component for kids ages 4 – 12. We believe that kids learn best through hands-on exploration, so we offer that experience wrapped up in a fun toy and a cool book. In 2004, SmartLab started out with eight science kits. Two years later, we expanded into arts and crafts. These days, our roster of award-winning toys now stands at nearly 50 products that stimulate both sides of the brain. We are guided by a desire to both entertain and educate. We like to think we hide the vegetables in the cake, so to speak. And, as our 10-year-old fan Simon says, “One thing I like about your books is they teach you stuff, but they’re not just Blah, Blah, Blah like some science books.” Now that’s success! Unleash some serious fun with SmartLab—where toys and books collide!

I received their Glitter Art – Craft Kit:

glitterart_box_book_componentsThis awesome collection came with everything you needed to make several different glitter creations. The best part is that they included an awesome less mess glitter system which allows you to add sparkle without the mess of traditional craft kits. This kit came with the following:

  • Less-Mess Glitterizer
  • 3 Glitter bottles
  • Paper-50 sheets, 3″ x 3″
  • Glitter – 3 colors
  • 2 Stencils
  • Glue pen

The Less-Mess Glitterizer is an awesome tool where you insert the paper inside the holder, and add the glitter to the end, which is then sent into the container to glitter up your project, you can direct the glitter back into the jar and you will find that you use less glitter due to less mess. This is the perfect and will make cleanup a breeze!

2Some of the projects that you can make with this system are beautiful glittery flowers, , glitter photos, and so much more. The flowers are fun to cut out and use on the cover of a card, it just adds that extra special touch. I also love that the glitter bottles are refillable, so once they are empty from all the fun crafts you can easily and quickly fill up the bottles and continue the fun!  My daughter had a lot of fun with this kit, and we ended up spelling out her name, glittered it, and made a sign for her bedroom door. The possibilities are endless, and for $12.99 you can have a lot of fun. Make the last few weeks of summer vacation memorable with some fun!  Click HERE to check out this product or the many others that Smart Lab has to offer!

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Score Disney Story Books for $0.99 each PLUS FREE Shipping! Currently available Monster’s University, Brave, Wreck It Ralph and more!

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The Disney Book Club has an offer available for FOUR Disney books for just 99¢ each!  You get the Lion King and Monsters University and then you get to pick two other books.  Choose between Wreck it Ralph, Brave, Cars 2 or Cinderella.

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Not only do you get 4 books for 99¢ each, but we will also get a FREE Disney activity book AND shipping is FREE!   The best part is that, There is no obligation to buy anything else.  

• Get started with 4 Disney books for just 99¢ each, plus a free Disney activity book
• Build a library of Disney classics & Pixar hits
• High-quality, hard cover editions
• Receive 3 new books each month
• Convenience of home delivery for less than $5 per book
• Control your membership online
Adjust your shipping interval
– View account history
– Preview upcoming packages
• No purchase commitment
Risk free – Cancel anytime
• 100% satisfaction guarantee
• A+ BBB Rating

If you do not wish to continue your membership you can cancel at any time.  To manage your account, call 1-800-353-3140 or login to your account online.


Sign up to receive your FREE Vacation Planning DVD!

Sign up to receive your FREE Disney Vacation Planning DVD! We love requesting these, and using the photos for scrapbooking, crafts and more! Its totally free and fun for the kids when it arrives!

Check out ClubZ from FPgirl and save 10% off your purchase today!




If you have not checked out FPgirl, I would really suggest it, you might be wondering, What is FPgirl? Well, FPgirl, created by FashionPlaytes, is the ultimate fashion, style and social destination for tween girls, home to the online Style Mag and Club Z. FPgirl was founded in 2009. There are now close to 1 million registered users on FPgirl, who have created over 10 million clothing designs! invites girls to design and wear their own clothes. They can pick out the style and color, and then add their own flair with fun embellishments, including their own brand label!

What is Club Z?
Club Z is a FREE loyalty program for girls. In exchange for their opinions, feedback and participation in fun quizzes and challenges, they earn rewards and enter contests for cool prizes. Club Z is the brainchild of FPgirl by FashionPlaytes, the dynamic and trusted social destination that gives Generation Z girls a voice (just as we have the Y Generation and Millennials, now we have Generation Z). And yes, that’s where the “Z” in Club Z comes from!

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