Monday, September 13, 2010

Off to the birthday events...

There are more deals out there today, but I need to get ready for my birthday lunch and then run some birthday errands! I hope you will all forgive me for taking hte rest of the day off! Please post any great deals you find on the Facebook wall or in a comment. Thanks for being readers of my blog!!


15 new Huggies Enjoy the ride points

Here are 3 new Huggies Enjoy The Ride Rewards codes worth 5 points each:

Go enter your codes here.

Thanks Mojo Savings.



I got FREE Soy Milk for voicing my opinion

I have mentioned before how one of the best ways to get free coupons is to contact the companies directly with either a compliment or a complaint (a sincere one). I email companies often to let them know I like or appreciate their products. I have to be pretty upset to email a company with a complaint, and that does not happen as often these days. Usually if I am disappointed with a product but not angry, I do not emails. But I realize now that is a mistake.

Let me tell you about what happened last week. I have a 2-year-old daughter that is lactose intolerant. Luckily, She LOVES Silk Very Vanilla Soy milk so she gets her nutrients from that mostly. Occasionally we have bought other brands and flavors of soy & Almond milks. She (and I) have liked them all. However, recently, our Walmart stopped selling Silk's Very Vanilla, and I had coupons for Silk, so I bought their regular vanilla flavor thinking it could not possibly be that different. Boy was I wrong! It was terrible and my child refused to drink it (she rarely NEVER refuses her milk and often begs for more). So, I tried it and it was awful. To say the least we did not like it. I thought "Oh well, I guess we won't buy that again." And was ready to leave it at that. (Well, after I called and complained at Walmart enough that they now carry the Very Vanilla again I was ready to leave it at that).

Well, my husband one day said "Beckee, look at the package-it has a money back guarantee that says to email them if you do not like it. You should just email." It was a fantastic idea so I did it. All I said int he email was that I love the Very Vanilla and was surprised to find we did not like the vanilla at all and that I just wanted to follow up since there was a guarantee. Well I got an email back from them on Friday saying they were sorry I did not like their product, and they hoped we would try another product, and they were sending me 2 free product coupons to replace the 2 I bought and did not like! I could not have been happier!

My point? Even if you do not HATE a product or feel angry about it, it is always worth email the company to let them know what your experience with their product was. Even if all you say is that you expected more of the product. Whatever your real opinion of a product is after trying it, it is worth a couple minutes to email the company and let them know what you thought-often it really pays off!



I need to warn you before I start this post that it is about a website I LOVE and adore, but is pretty specifically for items related to LDS church resources. So, I apologize to those readers that are not interested in this, but SOOO many people have asked me about this site recently that I just decided to post about it for reference. Please use it if you can, and just ignore this post if you are uninterested. is the most awesome website/resource for LDS teachers/leaders (well, after anyway). Sugardoodle has activity ideas for youth, activity days, it has lesson helps for just about everyone, and really just a lot of great ideas, The idea around this site is that people submit their ideas or items they have used in their lessons or activities for others to see and use if they want to. You can also share your ideas and things you use and come up with. I always feel famous by association whenever I see posts from people I know! It is truly a fantastic, FREE resource for LDS church related everything! Go check it out here to see if it might be helpful to you in your calling! I use it often for mine!


Birthday plans

Well, today I am 32. My sisters are celebrating the day at Disneyland. (I wish I could be there), and my husband is celebrating at work (he is on call today and I bet he never makes it home during daytime hours). I am going to lunch with a friend from Church after I take my 4-yr-old to preschool, then I am making my favorite dinner for me and the kids. Should be a fun night with the kiddos. We will also be making some ptetzels so we can review them for my CSN review!! Yeah!

How do you like to celebrate your birthdays?



Bzz Agent: I get to try out Elmer's/X-Acto Crafters items!!!

One of my favorite websites I use and participate in is Bzz Agent. It is a site for reviews and where you can apply for "bzz campaigns" where they send you products to try out and review and/or tell people about. In the past, I have done bzz campaigns for Babies the movie and Got2B hair products.  I love it as I get to try out new products and tell my friends and family all about them (or in the cas of the movie-I got advanced access to content to share).
I recently got accepted to a new Bzz campaign that I CANNOT wait to tell you more about! It is one for Elmer's and X-Acto where they will send me some fantastic crafters materials (what they are sending me is pictured above), that I can try out and tell you about! I could not be more excited for this one! You can look forward to some upcoming posts about these products when they arrive and I get to make something fantastic with them!

**Note that I am a Bzz Agent and will receive these products to sample from Bzz Agent as part of this campaign. When I do receive them though, I promise all opinions expressed will be my own.**


TODAY ONLY: Extra entry in my giveaway for my birthday!!

Have you entered my newest giveaway for a Nature Valley National Parks Project Package?! If not you should enter! I LOVE the package I got! If you have done at least the mandatory entry,  you can get a bonus entry today only!!

Since it is my birthday, I am going to give you all a present. TODAY only you can have an extra entry in my giveaway. All you have to do for your extra entry is go to the giveaway blog post here and leave a comment about your best birthday memory. Make sure you leave the comment today to get this bonus entry!!


FREE Uncrustables at 11 am Central time-get ready will got quick (only 500)!!

There is an awesome giveaway happening today at 11 am central time, but it is very limited (the first 500 only will get it), so you will want to be ready for this one. Smucker's Uncrustables will be giving away a free package of Smucker’s Uncrustables (up to $3.00 value) with coupon by mail to the first 500 people that submit an after-school organizational tip today starting at 11 central time.

After today, the promotion will continue daily through 10/13 giving only 400 coupons on every other day. There is a limit of one coupon per household during this entire promotion which should mean many of us can get them rather than the same 400-500 people every day!

Freebies 4 Mom posted a FANTASTIC tip: Have your after-school organizational tip written out before 11:00 am CT so you can just copy & paste it into the form! Also, I suggest opening the Smucker's Uncrustables website here and having it ready to go-just refresh it right at 11!!

Thanks Freebies 4 Mom! What a great idea to prepare ahead!! :)


Apply to Join Disney mom Panel-HURRY only taking applications for limited time!!

Well, this is just awesome! Currently, the Disney Mom Panel is accepting applications for the year 2011. Applications will be taken from 9:00 am Eastern Daylight Time today, September 13, 2010 (also my birthday) through 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Time September 17, 2010 or when they have reached 20,000 applicants, whichever comes first.

I suspect this will be a popular thing to apply for and they will reach 20,000 soon, so go here now to apply. I really hope I get picked!!!

Thanks Mommy Octopus.