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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Britax at Land of Nod

Land of Nod is offering a $25 gift card with the purchase of a Britax car seat. The prices aren't great (Roundabout $230; Marathon, $280) but if you need one right now you might as well get a free gift card, right?

Friday, June 27, 2008

Sea to Summit Dry Sacks

What do you put your belongings in when you are at the beach, pool or on the boat to keep them from getting wet? I always use Ziploc bags but with all the opening and closing they tend to get torn on the sides. My brother in law had the coolest waterproof bag ever! It's called the Sea to Summit Dry Sack and I LOVED it! (It's cute too!)
You roll the top of the bag over itself and then close the clasp (trust me when I say the description can explain it better than I can) to keep everything dry and safe. There are a ton of different kinds but these bags at Cabela's are from $8-$20 each.

I'm back and great comments!

We are back from our family vacation at the beach. We had a wonderful time but are all thrilled to be back in our own beds!

We've had some great comments and e-mails from readers that I wanted to make sure everyone knows about. Jo said that Trader Joe's milk is hormone free too. So you can pick up a gallon while you're out buying your Two Buck Chuck!

Tara can say it better than me so here's her comment on my RoboForm post: "There is a new breed of password managers - online password managers.I work for Passpack which online password manager which lets you access your passwords from anywhere in the world with just 1 Click (Login). It organizes, stores and secures your passwords from keyloggers, phishers...The internet is as safe as we make it so let's make it safe!"

Good to know! Thanks for sharing!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Price Protectr

Price Protectr (YES, it's spelled like that...drives me crazy too) is a great site if you make a lot of online purchases. Lots of sites offer price matches if their price drops after you buy the item. The problem is that you have to check the site everyday to see if the price has dropped or not. And Amazon is famous for changing prices multiple times in one day so you'd never be able to keep up with that!

Enter Price Protectr. It watches the prices for you at 116 different stores and e-mails you if the price of your item drops before your time is up. It is so easy to use. I used this last fall when we bought our new TV off Amazon. We had to get several price adjustments but by the end of it all we had saved an additional $120. Woo-hoo!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Container Store Products

Oh, how I love the Container Store. If I won the lottery, that just might be the first place I would go. Well, there and Pottery Barn.

Anyway, if you like paper calendars they have the best one ever ($15.95). And I'm not the only one who thinks so because if you go searching for it around the end of July/beginning of August, they WILL be sold out. It's a school year August-August calendar and it's great. It's got a monthly view and then a weekly view. It looks like you can buy it at other stores too so check out the website above. For some of us it's a great excuse to go to the Container Store!

Another great product there are the luggage tags ($9.99). They have quite a few different kinds of luggage tags but my favorites are the set of 6 brightly colored ones. Last year I bought these and put one in each Christmas stocking for all the adults and they were a huge hit. They have funny phrases on them like "nothing worth stealing in here".

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


If you're a fan of this site you probably find yourself filling in a TON of online forms. I downloaded RoboForm (for free!) a while back and not it does the work for me! It auto fills all of your information. This saves a lot of time and typing. Do you have another great program that you use? If so, let me know and I'll pass on the information!

Monday, June 23, 2008


Another cool website--Etsy! This is one of those sites you could get lost in for hours. There's a ton to see but I'll get you started with two of my favorites: Nissalisa's Monster Wear and Flaky Friends. According to, Etsy is "an online marketplace where you can buy and sell items that are handmade, as well as vintage goods and crafting supplies." (I couldn't have said it better myself.)

There are a few not so family friendly items for sale on Etsy that you might happen upon. So don't say I didn't warn you. There's tons of other cute stuff too!

More Etsy shops:

Gr8FunForYourKids (Taggie blankets!)

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Your Picture on M&M's!

How cute is this?! Ok, you've probably heard about how you can order personalized M&M's with your name, wedding date, birthday, etc. on them. But now did you know you can also get a picture put on them? That would be adorable for a child's birthday party.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Daily Deals

If you haven't checked out Woot! or, today is your day. I check both of these websites first thing every morning (or midnight, if I'm up that late!). I've recently discovered MidnightBox and haven't ordered anything from them yet but I've been a Woot-er for years now and have ordered lots of things from them. They post a deal on a usually discontinued or refurbished item every night at midnight and you have all day or until they sell out to buy it. Shipping is $5 on every order.

Their product descriptions are hilarious. My husband and I e-mail each other quite often to say, "You have to read the Woot! today!". Anyway, I've bought a Cuisinart ice cream maker, Nike iPod armbands (one cent each!), cordless phones for the whole house, an HP printer...all sorts of great stuff.

There are lots of other great things about Woot! but I'll let you discover them for yourself on the website. I could go on forever. Let me know if you score any great deals!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Off, Off and Away!

Remember that plane trip with a toddler I told you about last week? Well, we're heading out soon so I won't be able to reply to e-mails for a while. I'll still be posting so don't leave me! I'll be back soon, hopefully well rested and tan.

...but possibly exhausted and needing a vacation. :)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Braum's Milk

Thanks to my friend Katie for telling me about Braum's milk a few months ago! Did you know that Braum's milk is hormone free? And it's not expensive, either. I buy a gallon once a week for my toddler and it's around $3.50.

Here's what the Braum's website says about their milk:

"We have always believed that the natural way is the best way. At Braum’s, we know that we can produce the best quality milk by feeding our cows natural, healthy ingredients. We do not inject our cows with hormones like rBGH to stimulate milk production and we don't add antibiotics to their feed.

We feed our dairy herd of 10,000 Holstein cows a mixture of alfalfa hay, corn, grain, whole cottonseed, soybean and more(the majority of the feed for our dairy herd is grown on our family farms.) This provides the cow with a well-balanced diet which is very important because what a cow eats directly affects the type of milk she produces.

So the next time you drink a glass of Braum's milk rest's 100 percent natural, tastes great and is rBGH FREE!"

Monday, June 16, 2008

Garnier Nutritioniste

I have yet another free sample! Get your Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Sun-Damage daily moisture lotion SPF 28 sample from--who else?--Walmart! I am loving these great samples!

MultiGrain Cheerios

These are my favorite! Get your free sample of MultiGrain Cheerios from Walmart here!

Free Fathers Day Bottles

Did anyone have a baby on Sunday? Hmmmmm? Or know anyone who did? If so let us all know so we can celebrate along with them and their FREE year's worth of bottles from Born Free!

Advil Sample and Coupon

Get a free Advil sample and $2 coupon for your next Advil purchase. The coupon is available for download right after you fill out the form.

Free Razor

Be one of the first 100,000 people to sign up and you could get a free Schick Intuition Razor from iVillage's Countdown to Wedding Bliss sweepstakes. Go for it!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Anyone feeling any contractions???

Check it out! Born Free is giving away free bottles for a year to babies who are born on Father's Day. That's this Sunday, June 15! If you're close to your due date you better start walking, get cozy with your hubby...whatever you need to do to give birth on Sunday! :) Born Free's bottles are BPA free and toxin free. Enjoy! (And yes, you do have to provide proof. So no cheating.)

Tell your friends! I know it's a long shot but if anyone is able to take advantage of this deal or knows someone who is, let us all know by leaving a comment or an e-mail. I would be SO excited! Saturday Sale is having a Saturday sale! Save up to 60% off regular prices. This includes great savings on summer shoes and sandals! has free shipping and returns too. Though the code isn't good on all brands or sale items it's worth trying...get $20 off $100 or more with the code JUNE20OFF100.

Free TCBY!

TCBY is having the same deal for Fathers Day that they had for Mothers Day--FREE yogurt! Dads get a free cup or cone.

Wooden Train Set

Amazon has this Yukon Express 80-Piece Wooden Train Set on sale for $19.99. (Regular price is $59.99.) It's sold by Etoys so Amazon's free shipping won't apply. You could always buy now and save it for Christmas...!

Gap Kids Outlet

Baby Gap and Gap Kids outlets have kids pajamas on sale for $6.99 (regular price is $19.99). I could only find two sets that were short sleeve/shorts. The rest were all long sleeve/long pants. But if that's what you're looking for or want to stock up for next winter then this is a great deal!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Little Tikes Quad Bike

This Little Tikes riding toy is on sale at KBToys for $54.99. (Regular price is $99.99.) There's a red one and a pink one too! If you spend $68 or more you'll get free shipping.

BabyCenter Graco Sale

Now through Sunday, BabyCenter has all of their Graco merchandise on sale for 15% off. This is no Earth shattering deal but if you're already in the market for some Graco stuff this might be worth a looksie. FREESHIP59 will get you free shipping on all orders of $59 or more.

Clean Home Journal Coupon Booklet

Clean Home Journal's summer coupon booklet is out and you can request yours now! The spring one was great and I know the summer one will be too with Ziploc, Off and Raid coupons in it. It says it's only for the first 10,000 people and it has $8.10 in savings.

Walgreens $5 off $20

Get your Walgreens $5 off $20 purchase coupon! It's only good this Friday, June 13th. (How is it the middle of June already?!) Anyway, the bad news is they've come up with some new rules...the $20 must be AFTER all coupons. So you'll have to decide for yourself if it's worth it or not for you.

Nautica Sale at Amazon

Amazon is having a huge sale on Amazon clothes for dad. Polos are only $8.99! You can't beat that! They come in grey, navy, red, black and white. Check out all of the Nautica deals!

Measuring Cups

If you have a Le Gourmet Chef store near you, check out their collapsible measuring cups. I was in one of their outlet stores yesterday and they were having a buy one, get one free gadget sale. I bought two sets of the measuring cups for $19.99. They're showing up on the website in orange for $9.99 so that works too! Find a store near you!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Sleeping Bags

Amazon has some really cute sleeping bags on sale. The "chocolate" one is only $17.25. The regular price is $50. Wow!

More Freebies!

Vaseline Lotion for Men

Pantene Pro-V Expressions

$2 off Johnson & Johnson Products

Fiber One Caramel Delight

Body Eclipse? Aromatherapy Moisturizing Shampoo (yes, I'm pretty sure that question mark is supposed to be there...!)

Airplane Toys? Anyone?

Sooooo...we'll be travelling soon with our one year old. On a plane. The thought makes me shudder. Anyway, I'm trying to come up with some new (yet quiet) toys to wow him with on the plane. Have you ever tried to come up with quiet toys for a one year old? It's a daunting task! If anyone has any ideas or suggestions I will be forever grateful. Please, oh, please comment or e-mail me. :) Thanks!

Freebie Alert! Johnson & Johnson Samples

Johnson & Johnson is giving out a Mom's Kit full of great samples. Call 1-866-565-2229 to get it. I just called and it is an automated call. You just type in your phone number and they'll repeat your name and address for you to make sure they know where to send it.

Samples of what you get:
-Johnson's baby lotion bottle - 1oz. size
-3 Neutrogena Microderm cleansing pads
-4 Carefree pads
-4 Carefree freshness cloths
-3 packets of Neutrogena oil-free liquid makeup
-1 packet of Kool-Aid Tropical Punch
-1 sample Neutrogena lip soother glaze
-1 sample of Neutrogena 3-in-1 concealer for eyes
-a bunch of coupons for various products

Huggies Diapers Deals

Huggies are $7.99 this week at CVS! If you buy three packs of Huggies diapers in one transaction you can still take advantage of the Huggies $5 rebate deal! I've already done it and gotten my check in the mail. (Look closely for it--it's a postcard.)

Monster Sale!

The Children's Place is having another Monster Sale! I went yesterday and got a baby boy polo for $6.99, some water shoes for $4.99 and a t-shirt for $6.00. Not bad! Their bathing suits (boys and girls) are adorable too and most are marked down to $7.99. I might have to go back and buy one for next year...!
Use code: MSA68 - $10 off all purchases over $75 - Expires 06/14/08.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Bath & Body Works

I got an e-mail today from Bath & Body Works that said their anti-bacterial collection is on sale for 5 for $15 or 7 for $20! I love, love, love the Gentle Foaming Hand Soap. It smells great and washes right off. I always stock up when I see a sale so you can bet I'll be there this afternoon!

The anti-bacterial lotions and soaps also make great gifts and stocking stuffers!

More Pampers Coupons!

Click here for more Pampers coupons from Target! One coupon is good for $1.50 off Pampers Splashers swim pants and the other coupon is good for $3 off Pampers diapers and wipes. Both Pampers coupons expire June 30th so use them this month!

Listerine Smart Rinse

Listerine Smart Rinse is $3.49 this month at CVS and when you buy it you'll get $3.49 back in Extra Care Bucks (that you can use like cash). That makes it free! Combine it with coupons and you'll make money on the deal! When I was buying some last night I was talking to an employee there who said her 7 year old daughter LOVES Listerine Smart Rinse, which is specially designed for kids. Who know? Here's what it says on the Listerine website about it:

"LISTERINE® SMART RINSE™ is an anticavity fluoride rinse for kids six and older that helps clean and protect teeth beyond brushing alone. The MAGNETIC CLEANING ACTION™ attracts particles, showing kids what brushing may have missed."

National Donut Day!

It's here! Don't forget to go to Krispy Kreme today for your free donut. You might want to call your local store and make sure they're participating if you don't know for sure. I hope they're still giving away free donuts tonight because our plan is to go for an after dinner treat!

Target Pampers Coupon

Click here for a coupon for $5 off Pampers diapers and wipes at Target. If you don't have a CVS near you, use this coupon and run to Target to stock up!

Family Fun Magazine

Get your free subscription to Family Fun Magazine! I subscribe to this magazine and I LOVE it. It's got great arts and crafts in it. Hurry before they run out!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


Friday, July 11, 2008 is Cow Appreciation Day! Dress like a cow and go to your local Chick-Fil-A to get a free combo meal! And hey--checking out all the other people dressed like cows is almost as much fun as enjoying your free combo meal!

Free Krispy Kreme!

Get your free glazed donut at Krispy Kreme. Yummmmmm!

Gerber Coupons

Have you been saving your Gerber UPC's? If you fill out the form on the Gerber website and send them 10 UPC's from Gerber products, Gerber will send you $5 in coupons! I just mailed my second batch of UPC's yesterday.

There are also some great coupons on the site for you to print.


The Apple Store has several refurbished ipods on sale. The 4gb ipod Nano is only $99 (with free shipping!) and the 1gb Shuffle is only $39! What a deal!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Mike the Mower

Do you have a birthday party for a little one to go to soon? Amazon has this adorable Mike the Mower with Bonus Zip the Trimmer on sale (50% off!) for $12.50. This would make such a cute gift for a summer birthday boy or girl.

$5 off $25 at Babies R Us

Need diapers? Wipes? Summer clothes for the kids? BPA free bottles?

Babies R Us has a coupon for saving $5 off your purchase of $25 or more. It's good through June 8th (Sunday) so make sure you use it this week!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Folgers Coffee

Get your free sample of Folgers Gourmet Selections coffee! Woo-hoo!

Target Razor Deal

This week at Target if you buy 2 razors (either Gillette Fusion or Venus Embrace), Target will give you a $10 Target gift card. Today in the P&G coupon section there was a coupon for $4 off 1 Gillette Fusion razor. Use two of those coupons and you'll pay $10.88 and get a $10 gift card back! Not a bad deal!

Pampers Diapers on Sale!

Pampers diapers are on sale at CVS this week for $7.99 for a jumbo (including Easy Ups and Feel and Learn)! If you buy $20 worth of Pampers you'll get $5 Extra Care Bucks. This is a GREAT time to stock up!

We have some winners!

Congratulations to Hil'Lesha and Cassie! They won the Little Swimmers coupons. I e-mailed both of you to get your addresses. Thanks to everyone who commented/e-mailed me. Enjoy your coupons, girls!