Thursday, February 10, 2011

FREE family event: Silverlicious Fun at Borders Sat 2/12

Here is a fun free family activity you could check out on Saturday (2/12/11). The latest installment in the Pinkalicious series, Silverlicious, will be celebrated at Borders stores on Saturday, February 12, 2011, at 2 pm.

You will need to call your local store to make sure they are participating and to verify what time they are holding their event (often my local store does it a different time than the other stores around the country). GO here to find contact info for your local store.

Thanks Mama Cheaps!


Anyone up for a HOUSE PARTY?! YEAH!!

I have told you before about my love for It is a site where you apply to host various parties, and if chosen for a party, you get a party pack supplied to you for your party.

And...Boo-yeah!! Thanks to House Party and Kraft's new Philidelphia Cooking Creme I get to have one heck of a party on March 12th! WAHOO!!!

I applied and was accepted to host a PHILLY Dinnertime Dilemma House Party™!!

For my PHILLY Dinnertime Dilemma party, House Party will send:

For Hosts:

•4 gratuity coupons for New PHILADELPHIA Cooking Creme
•1 GreenPan™ Signature Stainless Steel skillet
•1 GreenPan™ Signature Stainless Steel skillet pamphlet
•1 PHILLY Cooking Creme Oven Mitt

For Hosts and Guests:

•16 PHILLY Cooking Creme coupons
•16 PHILLY Cooking Creme recipe booklets
•16 PHILLY Cooking Creme notepads
•16 PHILLY Cooking Creme magnets
•16 PHILLY Cooking Creme cooking spoons
•16 Home Shopping Network coupons

I am so excited and I think I might just serve my very favorite dinner that uses Philly Cream Cheese (I think the new cooking Creme will make it SOOO much easier): Chicken Pillows! But I might not...maybe I will broaden my horizons and try one of the awesome recipes they are sending me! hthem out:

What recipes will be sent in my party pack?
Baked Penne
Creamy Bacon Fettuccine
Creamy Italian Chicken & Orzo Skillet
Easy Tomato-Basil Pizza
Country Frittata
Creamy Tuna Noodle Casserole
Lemon-Broccoli Rice with Chicken
Ultimate Creamy Beef Stroganoff
Creamy Chicken Fajitas
Creamy Shrimp Tacos
Santa Fe Chicken Casserole
Southwest Pasta Skillet
Creamy Chicken & Broccoli Casserole
Creamy Chicken Pot Pie
Creamy Shrimp & Rice
Sausage & Vegetable Calzones
Chicken Bruschetta Pasta
Chicken Primavera with Pasta
Easy Chicken Enchiladas
Creamy Chicken Florentine

Recipes provided by Chef Todd English
Chicken Veloute Supreme Soup
Creamy Artichoke Pasta
Creamy Italian Mac & Cheese
Santa Fe Nachos

You can check my party site here.

If you too would like to host parties like this with prize packs provided, you should go apply for some of the exciting upcoming events. Check them out at I would LOVE to attend some of your house parties!! :)


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Possible FREE book!

Do you remember when I told you about how free books really come sometimes? And about how I had been randomly selected to receive a book, "Claude and Camille: a Novel of Monet" by Stephanie Cowell from Read it Forward through Crown Publishing? Then later I also won Twelve Rooms with a View by Theresa Rebeck.

Well, friends, there is another great opportunity to win a book from Read it Forward through Crown Publishing right now.

You could win a copy of Sara J Henry's debut thriller "Learning to Swim". Just click here to apply to possibly receive this great book. You just need to fill out the form under the article and they will email you if you are randomly chosen!


FREE sample of Nido

Get a free sample of Nestle Nido (powdered milk for kiddos). All you have to do is Click here then click on the get sample now button on the bottom in the middle. Fill out form and wait for the sample to come!


CLOSED Review and GIVEAWAY: Thirty-One Gifts!!!

I know I have told you this before, but I cannot emphasize enough how much I love reviewing and giving away great products!! So, I was super excited when my friend Kelly approached me about doing a review/giveaway of her Thirty-One business.

Not sure what Thirty-One is? Here is the description Kelly sent me:
Thirty-One is a faith based company started by founder Cindy Monroe who named it after Proverbs 31. They sell a wide range of adorable things from purses, wallets, baskets, thermal totes, organizational and utility products. Almost all of them can be personalized also. They are starting with a 31kid line this spring also, all of it is in the catalog, however some of them are not available till March 1st, due to their popularity already.

And as Kelly mentioned to me, can't we all use more organization in our lives?! I know I can!

Kelly brought by 3 awesome products for me to check out and review. Check them out below:

Aren't they cute? Let me tell you about them:

The Green one is a Green Spiral All-in-One Organizer. It is really nice and would be very versatile. Kelly uses hers as a mobile office with catalogs, binder & file folders in it. See:

It is a really nice sturdy bag and would be perfect to tote around whatever you need to keep with you and organized.

The Black bag is a small thermal tote. Check out the inside:

Wouldn't it be awesome for school lunches?!

And the third one you see pictured is the Fold and Go Organizer. Look at the inside of that:

There is a notepad in the center, a pocket on the right and a Velcro pocket on the left. I love this one because I could use it for coupon trips. I always bring my full coupon folder with me to the store in case I see a great deal that I can match a coupon to that was unplanned. But before I go to the store, I write up a list of what I need and get out all the coupons I know I will be using. I do not have a good system for this and usually end up putting the planned coupons in an envelope-how much nicer will it be to use this Fold and Go Organizer?! Seriously!!

I have to tell you I am really impressed with these three items! These are quality items! I think you would all really like them...

So, What's the DEAL?! Well, if you order in February, The special is for every $31 spent you can choose another item for 31% off. For example, you purchase 2 All-in-One Organizers at 18 a piece, then you can get anything (even something of more value) for 31% off. When you choose your 31% off item online you pick the one that says special!

BY now you might be wondering: How do I buy these? Well, Kelly and I have set up an online party for Beckees Deals readers to be able to buy through. Just click here to see Kelly's page then click on "my events" and click on the Beckees Deals Shop Now link (Please shop through that as I WILL receive hostess gifts if you buy through that link).

Speaking of Hostess gifts-if you want to book you own online, catalog or home party through Kelly, you will receive a FREE gift AND a five dollar booking bonus for your party! Plus more goodies if your party sells so much...I'm just's a pretty sweet gig!

Now You will all surely want to try to WIN one of these great Thirty-One items I am sure, so luckily, Kelly has agreed to give one lucky Beckees Deals reader a Thermal Tote #3000 in Circle Spirals. It will look a little something like this (but will be embroidered with Nacho Lunch in Orange):

Here is how to enter the Giveaway (PLEASE make sure to leave an email address in each comment so I can reach you should you win):

MANDATORY ENTRY (Must do this first for other entries to count): Must be a GFC follower of my blog and go check out Kelly's page here and tell me what one of your favorite items is.

Once you have done that, you can get lots of extra entries by doing the following things (Just make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry, and leave me your email address in each comment so I know how to contact you should you win):

1. Subscribe to my blog via Email or an RSS feed/reader. (Yes-you can use this entry if you are already an email or RSS subscriber- just let me know how you subscribe to my blog).

2. Go like Kelly's page on Facebook

3. Become a Facebook fan of my blog here.

4. Go to my Beckees Deals Thirty One Party event site on Facebook and click that you are attending (at the top).

5. Follow me on Twitter here.

6. If you purchase ANYTHING through the Shop Now Link at the Beckees Deals event on Kelly's site, you can have 5 extra entries. (Just go make purchase, then come back and leave 5 separate comments on this post letting me know what you bought.)

7. If you choose to host a party through Kelly you will also get 5 extra entries!! Just book the party with Kelly and then come back and add 5 separate comments letting me know you have done so.

This giveaway is for USA and Canada residents only.
Be sure to leave a comment for each entry with your email address. The winner will be chosen using on Friday February 25, 2010 at at about 11:59 PM Central Time.

***Kelly will provide the giveaway item and I will receive gifts for the online party, but no monetary compensation was given for this review and as always all opinions are my own!***