Monday, March 14, 2011

FREE Orbit gum coupon in my FREE OK magazine!!

Way, WAY back on April Fools day last year (4/1/10) I posted about getting a free subscription to OK magazine. I still get that subscription (for a few more weeks at least), and I was SOOOOO excited this week to find an AWESOME free coupon for Orbit gum in my free magazine! If you subscribe to Ok (or if you want to buy it anyway), look for this cover:

Then check out this coupon on page 9:

SWEET!!! A freebie within a freebie! LOVE it!


Cici's Pizzas-GREAT deal for a family dinner out!

As you know, we have a large family with 4 kids and one coming (hopefully SOON). SO, if we want to go out to eat and take a break from cooking, we have to find GREAT deals. We look for kids eat free deals a lot and for inexpensive, great restaurants. Well, We have found a great inexpensive dinner buffet, Cici's Pizzas.

Did you know that Cici's Pizzas has a $4.99 endless value dinner (buffet) that includes pizza, pasta, salad, bread sticks, and desserts? And for kids the endless value dinner is even less (it is less that $3). Which means, for my HUGE family of 2 adults and 4 kids, I can feed the family for less than $25.

I know what you must be thinking because I was thinking the same thing when I heard of Cici's-for that cheap, could it possibly be good?! Well, I had the chance to go try it out a few weeks ago when the kids school did a restaurant night there and guess what? It WAS good-all the kids and I liked it-we could eat what we wanted, we could go back for more, it was a fun atmosphere and we LIKED how the food tasted. Sadly my husband missed out on this fantastic night out, but we will be returning there soon!

So, next time you need a night off from cooking and are looking for an affordable, tasty and fun place to take the family, check out your local
Cici's Pizzas. You won't regret it!

***By way of disclosure-I was not monetarily compensated for this post, but I will receive 2 free buffet coupons. I am going to use them to take my husband and kids over there and have a will be such a treat with the new baby coming so quick!***


Great American Cookies SAMPLE tomorrow + awesome contest

I was sent a press release about this AWESOME new contest and FREE sampling event at Great American Cookies! The sampling will be tomorrow (Tuesday March 15th) and that is also when the contest kicks off. Please read about it directly from the press release (it looks awesome!):

Great American Cookies announced today that the brand has created its first-ever nationwide search for the “Great American Mom.” The Great American Mom Contest will be open for entries March 15th through May 10th and offers individuals an exciting way to spotlight their mom this Mother’s Day. To enter the contest, participants will be asked to share with the world, in 200 words or less, what makes their mom a “Great American Mom” at Great American Cookies is managed by GFG Management, LLC, a subsidiary of Global Franchise Group.

The contest kicks off during Great American Cookies’ Bravo Brownies celebration and, to recognize how much moms give every day, the company will offer FREE samples of their new Red Velvet and Turtle brownie flavors all day on March 15th at participating locations across the country.

The contest will be conducted completely online, with submissions accepted only through the entry form available at Visitors to the site will also have the chance to help Great American Cookies select the winners by voting for their favorite entries online from May 11th through May 31st.

Winners will be announced in June when one Grand Prize winner will receive a luxurious Four Seasons spa getaway weekend for Mom and a guest plus a $1,000 travel voucher. Two Runner Up winners will also be selected and will each receive a $250 American Express® gift card to help Mom celebrate her special day.

Customers can stay up to date on all of Great American Cookies’ new products and promotions by becoming a fan on Facebook® (, following the brand on Twitter® ( or by joining Great American Cookies’ e-mail fan club (CookiE-mail) at



I had my Philly Cooking Dillema House Party!!!

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 as a side note-you do NOT have to be a blogger to host these!)

And...Boo-yeah!! Thanks to House Party and Kraft's new Philidelphia Cooking Creme I got to have one heck of a party PHILLY Dinnertime Dilemma House Party™ on Saturday (March 12th)! WAHOO!!!

For my PHILLY Dinnertime Dilemma party, House Party sent:

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

Each of my guests got to take home some fun stuff! See:

I decided to try out 3 different entrees from the cookbooks they sent and have a variety of options for my guests to eat! I made: Creamy Chicken Pot Pie, And 2 recipes provided by Chef Todd English: Creamy Artichoke Pasta, & Creamy Italian Mac & Cheese. All 3 were delicious and SUPER EASY!! Here are some pics of getting it all ready:

And a few of guests enjoying it (there were very few of the actual party pics that worked out properly-they were all blurry somehow...but here are a few less blurry ones)

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!! :)


Purex Complete Crystals WINNERS!!

First, Thank you so much Purex for sponsoring this great giveaway!

I used to generate the 3 winners in the Purex Complete Crystals giveaway. I had 115 entries and chose entries #19, #87, & #1. Those winners were as follows:

19. heartnsoulcooking said...
Follow Ah...Deals...Beckee's Deals via GFC [Geraldine Sandoval]

87. starlightears said...
follow on twitter @urmariposa

1. MamaMika said...
Purex Crystals come in 3 scents!

Congrats Heartnsoulcooking, Starlightears, and MamaMika!!!

I have emailed the winners and they have 48 hours to get back to me (If you are a winner and did not get my email, please check your spam folder or email me at beckeesdeals AT gmail DOT com)!