Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A GREAT cause...please consider donating!

My 12-yr-old brother is doing a very cool service project that he just emailed me about. I think it is a very good cause, and worth donating too. I do not have a lot of money to donate, but recently I have gotten a lot of great toy deals, and I cannot think of a better place for those toys to go than to this project! Please read this post through and if you are willing and able to donate, please email me at beckeesdeals@gmail.com and I will let you know where to send donations! Thanks you for reading this and considering a donation! Here is the email from my brother:

Hi everyone:
I am doing a service project for Hope of America, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club.

I have decided to collect items for the Kidstar Program at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Hospital. This is a great place that helps kids who are having trouble with depression and other emotional things. Kidstar is the school program for kids younger than 12. Some of the kids stay at the hospital all the time and some just come during the day for school. I have a friend who was helped a great deal by this program, and his mom said they really need some things for the kids at the school.

The items needed are (appropriate for 3-12 years old): legos, toys, puzzles, board games, dress-ups (boys and girls), and dolls. If you have any of these things you can contribute, either new or gently used (please make sure all pieces are there), I would really appreciate it. If you would rather send me a gift card or cash donation, I will turn those into one or more of these items.

If I am able to collect enough card/cash donations, I am going to buy some roller blades, which is a special physical activity reward given to kids staying in the hospital.The kids don't get to keep the roller blades, but they use them in the gym at the hospital.

If you can help, please respond to this email, and I will arrange to pick up the items, or tell you where to send them. I would like to have everything collected by April 18 so that I can deliver by April 28.

Thank you very much for any help you can give.



FREE Pantene Try & Tell for Vocalpoint members

If you are a member of  Vocalpoint, go check your email! You can sign up to try Pantene specifically for your type of hair right now! I think everyone must be trying to get this right now because it took me forever to request mine, but it finally worked! If you are a Vocalpoint member, go log in and request your Panttene before it is gone. And if you are not a mamber, join now so you too can test out awesome items when they come available! Click here to get to the Vocalpoint page.


FREE pocket constitution!

Simply put I think this is an awesome freebie and I can't wait to get mine! What a great teaching tool to have at hand with my kids! Reuest a free "pocket Constitution" here.

Thanks Moms by Heart!


How to Earn Swagbucks!

Well, I have convinced a few of you to join Swagbucks, but I do not think I have fully explained how to utilize it to make as many Swagbucks as possible. Luckily, Swagbucks has a page that explains how you can get points. So, if I have not yet convinced you to join, this is a good time to do it by clicking on my referral link here. After you join, please read this page at Swagbucks and learn about all the ways to earn!


Half Price Gift Cards in Omaha from KMTV

Did you know that KMTV news in Omaha has a Deals portion of their website called The Right Price? They have made deals with area restaurants and businesses where they can get 1/2 off gift certificates for you and me! Seriously, there are some great deals at great places.

You have to pay attention to the deals though! To quote their website "At 10:00 AM each Wednesday, we'll open up the ONLINE store for that week's business. But you have to be fast - we are only able to provide a limited number of gift certificates per week."

So, you will want to check tomorrow morning for their newest deals! Right now though they have Garden Cafe, Big Brain Productions, and Sam & Louies! Yum!

Go check out their website here.


Great new Budgeting blog!

My sister, Andrea, and her husband are very tight with sticking to their budget and they have a lot of good tips and tricks for sticking with a budget. To try to share some of the lessons they have learned and the ways they budget, Andrea has started a budgeting blog called Budgeting our Way to Financial Freedom. It is brand new, but I think it already has some good tips and ideas, so please go check it out here.


FREE sample Hussana face cream

To request a FREE sample of Hussana face cream, click here

Thanks Mojo Savings.


FREE entrance to National Parks April 17-25

This is really neat! April 17-25 is National Park Week and to celebrate that, the National Park Service is waiving entrance fees to ALL 392 national parks!! Please see details here. Also, some of the national park concessioners are offering special promotions as well. You can see those detalis here.

Thanks Coupons Deals & More.


FREE screening of Toy Story 3 for college students

Are you in college? Do you love Disney? Would you be interestd in a FREE screening of Toy Story 3? If you answered yes to these questions, you will want to go here to the Disney Pixar Facebook page for more details on how you can possibly see a free screening of Toy Story 3 (you will have to have a studet id).

Thanks Money Saving Madness.


Picaboo: Free photo book LAST DAY tomorrow!!

***Just a reminder that the last day to get this free photo book from Picaboo is tomorrow! So I would work on it today and get it done! I love these things!!***

I LOVE free Photo books! In fact all the free photo books in December were a major factor in me starting this blog.

So, I am pleased to share with you that another company, Picaboo is offering free photo books to new customers. Just click here to get signed up with them and to claim your free photo book with code AFFLGB.

Offer is good until March 31, 2010. Your free book includes 20 pages and you choose from large classic, classic leather or classic custom photo book (a $39.99 value). You will have to pay shipping costs ($8.99) and any tax. But still a good deal-these look like really high quality. I have not done mine yet, but I hear you have to download their program to make your book. Just an FYI!


The Body Shop Body Butters Online special today only

Today only The Body Shop has Body Butter full size products 3/$30. This is an online only special, so click here to start shopping!


50 Marvel comics for $9.99 from Graveyard Mall

OK, I love that the Graveyardmall.com says "where high prices come to die". That is awesome! Anyway, I think the Graveyard Mall Deal of the Day today is pretty interesting. For $9.99 you get 50 assorted Marvel Comics (Spider Man, X-Men & more). If you are a comic book fan this looks like the deal for you! Check it out here.


Waxing 60% off in today's Omaha Groupon...yes, I am serious...

Today's Groupon is $25 for a Lip, Eyebrow, and Bikini Wax at Viziato Skin Care Studio ($62 Value). That is 60% off.

As with all the deals, make sure you check out the fine print before purchasing. To sign up for Groupons, click on my referral link here (this does NOT commit you to buying any deal-you choose what you buy) and to see the Omaha page, including today's deal, click here.

Not sure what Groupons is? Then click here to read all about it!


UPDATED!!! Disney Movie Rewards

***Update: Evidently they have been blocking account access today for entering the codes online. So, don't enter them. Please see Couponing to Disney's post about this issue here.***

Are you a member of Disney Movie Rewards? If so, you will want to see the list of current codes on the Couponing to Disney blog. You can see that here.

If you are not a member of Disney Movie Rewards, I think it is worth joining. I just did today and entered 10 codes (which I learned is the limit you can enter per day) and still have more codes to enter from the list mentioned above as well as codes in my 3 new Disney Movies (The Princess and the Frog, Toy Story & Toy Story 2). AND evidently you can get points for seeing Disney movies in the theatre, so when we go see Toy Story 3 it will give me points too. Wow, that is a lot of points I have been missing! Another wayo to earn points is to refer friends through email, so if you want to join, I would love to be able to email you an invitation to join-just let me know you are interested by emailing me at beckeesdeals(at)gmail.com Or if you just want to join without that hassle you can just join here (I won't get referral points that way, but that's ok).