Wednesday, July 6, 2011

I Won $5000-yes you read that right!!!!

I have been sitting on this for a couple weeks and was unable to share this until it was official! It is now official and I am SOOOO excited to share this personal BIG WIN with you!

I told you all here about how through my association as a BzzAgent on,
I got the chance to take a challenge from Silk! I got to try the Silk for Milk 10-day challenge!

Well as part of that Bzz campaign, there was an option to post up to 3 videos about my 10 day challenge experience. Each video would enter youinto a contest to possibly win FREE Silk Milk for 6 months, or a GRAND PRIZE of $5000. I got this news a couple weeks ago:

Yes-you read that right-my submission was selected as the GRAND PRIZE winner pending elegibility verification. Well as of yesterday I was informed that my verification is done and I am Officially the Grand Prize Winner of $5000!!!!!! WAHOO!!!!


Winner! Protech Dent Mouth Guard!

I used to generate the winner in the Protech Dent Child's Mouth Guard giveaway. I had 28 entries and chose entry #26.

The winner was:

26. lyndseyluvsjj said...
I like you on FB

Congrats Lyndsey!!!

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


Beckee's Best of Omaha Grocery 7/6-7/12

Here are my favorite deals in Omaha grocery this week:
  • Powerade Sports drinks $.49 (32 fl oz)
  • Planters new peanut butter 16.3 oz $1.38
  • Hy Vee Pasta 16 oz $.88
  • Green Peppers 2/$1
  • Globe Artichokes $.99 each
  • Nestle Ice Cream Bars, Sandwiches or Drumsticks 4 or 6 count $2.99
In addition to their regular week long special, Hy Vee also has a 4 Day Sale  Wednesday 7/6-Saturday 7/9 that includes the following:
  • Rotella Vienna Bread 17 oz $.98
  • Hy Vee 2 liter Pop $.48
  • Roberts Milk $1.98 gallon (with in ad coupon)
  • Local Grown cucumber 2/$1
In addition to their regular week long special, HyVee also has a 2 Day Sale Friday 7/8-Saturday 7/9 that includes the following:
  • 15% off all Meat, seafood, lunchmeat, cheese, and deli items you can fit into one of their grocery sacks
  • Pepsi Products 6 pack 24 oz bottles 4/$10 
No Frills Fresh
  • Wonder Classic Bread 16 oz 100% soft wheat or 20 oz white $1.35
  • Farmland Breakfast Sausage 12-16 oz links or rolls $1.49
Bag N Save
  • Frozen Boneless Chicken Breast or Tenders (Tyson) $1.49/lb
  • Yellow Peaches or Necterines $.97/lb
  • Boneless Beef Rump Roast $2.69/lb
  • Grape Tomatoes 16 oz pkgs 2/$3
In addition to their regular week long special, Bag N Save also has a 3 Day Sale Friday 7/8-Sunday 7/10 that includes the following:
  • 50% off ALL Kellogg's cereals (while supplies last)
Baker's (Remember their sales are almost always WITH card)
  • Banquet Entrees or Banquet Brown N Serve Sausage $.69
  • Dillons Large dozen eggs $.99
  • Coke 2 L Soft Drinks $.89
  • Cheetos 7.75-10.25 or Fritos 9.25-10.5 oz $1.69
  • Capri Sun or Kool Aid Jammers $1.67
  • Cantaloupe $.99 each (large size)
  • Strawberry 1 pt clamshell $.99
Super Saver
  • Frito Lay Family Size Snacks (Doritos, Ruffles, Tostitos, or Munchies 13.5-18 oz) $2.98
  • Black or Red Plums $.96/lb
  • Coke Product 24 packs $5.48 (limit 2)
  • Best Choice Cheese 8 oz $1.28
In addition to their regular week long special, Super Saver also has a Weekend Ice Cream Sale Friday 7/8-Sunday 7/10 that includes the following:
  • Coke Products 6 pack 24 oz bottles $2.48 (limit 4)
  • Budget Saver Twin Pops Assorted 18 ct $1.58
  • Best Choice Sundae Cones assorted 6 ct $2.16
  • Edy's Ice Cream Assorted 1.5 qt. 2/$5
  • Ice Cream cones or cups (Best Choice, 12-18 ct) $.98
  • Celery $.66 each
  • Strawberries $.99/lb
  • Rotella Italian Sandwich Bread $.99
  • Dozen Medium Eggs $.88
  • Roma Tomatos $.88/lb
  • Smoked Sliced Slab Bacon $2.99 lb
***Remember that I generally just price match at Walmart as much as I can rather than go to all the stores separately! I LOVE being able to do that. You can also pricematch at Target, but I find it easier to pricematch at Walmart.


Review & Giveaway: Seventh Generation Free & Clear Diapers #myblogspark @SeventhGen

MyBlogSpark and Seventh Generation have provided me with an EXCLUSIVE sneak peek at the newly re-launched Seventh Generation Free & Clear diapers. I am so excited to tell you all about them AND to be able to GIVEAWAY a package of diapers to one lucky Beckee's Deals reader!

First, What is it?

As I mentioned I was able to get a sneak peek at the newly re-launched Seventh Generation Free & Clear diapers. As they told me, "What Seventh Generation leaves out is just as important as what they put in." Let me tell you what makes these diapers different and unique:

  • Free & Clear diapers do not include chlorine processing, fragrances, latex and petroleum based lotions.  
  • In an effort to contribute less overall landfill waste and continue to ensure a premium standard of absorbency, the new Free & Clear diapers have been redesigned with a lighter-weight core.
  • With processed chlorine-free wood pulp in Free & Clear diapers, Seventh Generation also makes certain that no chlorine is released into the environment during the totally chlorine-free (TCF) whitening process of the diapers and training pants.
  • Seventh Generation has also reduced the size of the diapers’ plastic packaging, meaning that each pack now contributes even less overall landfill waste than before.
  • Seventh Generation Free & Clear diaper packaging can now be recycled at local supermarkets where plastic bag recycling collection boxes are available.
What did we think?

As you can see, we had baby Everest try them out (here he is trying to crawl in them):

What did we think? To be perfectly honest, I am pretty particular when it comes to diapers and quite loyal to a certain brand. Though I do care about the environment, when I am searching for diapers, I care about other things first. Will it give my child a rash (he has sensitive skin)? Will it leak out? Or is is going to be absorbent enough? Will it fit him well and feel comfortable?

As Everest is only 3 months old I am not sure what he would say about the comfort level, but he seemed pleased wearing it see:

And I thought it did well holding in the explosive poops and the large amount of pee he dispensed into the diaper. For me the facts that it held in the explosion and seemed to be comfortable and did NOT give him a rash were the most important factors for me, and I really liked it.

What's the DEAL?

First thing to tell you is that you can visit this page to download a printable coupon for $2.00 OFF any ONE Seventh Generation Baby Product (Diapers, Training Pants, or Wipes).

AND second, if you would like to try a package for free, you can try to win one here on Beckee's Deals.

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):

What can you win: One lucky Beckee's Deals reader will win a package of Seventh Generation Free & Clear Diapers in size 2, 4 or 5.
MANDATORY ENTRY (Must do this first for other entries to count): Tell me what you think about the new Free & Clear diapers OR what you love about eco-conscious baby products.

Once you have done that, you can get 4 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. Become a PUBLIC GFC follower of my blog.

2. 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).

3. Become a Facebook fan of my blog here.

4. Follow me on Twitter here.

Be sure to leave a comment for each entry with your email address. The winner will be chosen using This giveaway ends on Tuesday, July 26th at 11:59 PM Central Time.

***Please note that the coupon, prize pack, information and giveaway were all provided by Seventh Generation through MyBlogSpark. As always, all opinions are my own.***


Sick baby update

Quick personbal update:

Baby has a double ear infection (which explains his general grumpiness). The poor guy is miserable, so I am nursing him and trying to get the grocery list up, some deals up and a couple reviews/giveaways done for you!

There is even a Seventh Generation diapers review that baby helped me with that should post today...

Free lettuce wraps at P.F. Chang's anyone?!

Oh how I love the P.F. Chang's Lettuce good! They remind me of GNO's with Rockbrook ward back during medical school...
Anyway, if you go like P.F. Chang's on Facebook, you can print a coupon for free lettuce wraps. Check out their last status update about it:

FREE Lettuce Wraps are here! Look for the link that says FREE Lettuce Wraps under our photo. They will be available to print for the rest of the month, so there is no rush to print them today. We are expereincing a lot of traffic to the site this morning. If you are getting a blank page, we are looking into any errors, and please try again. The app will also not be visible on mobile devices.
Sounds good to me!


Possible Fiber One freebies on FB

Fiber One is giving away Brownies and cereal on Facebook every day for the next few days (until July 11). There are only a few each day, but if you want a chance to win one, go like them on FB here now and keep your eye out for their status updates. Here is their most recent status post about how this will work:
Hi Fiber One fans! Here are some of the answers to your questions:
1. We will post status updates for all giveaways from now on
2. 80 boxes of the 80 Calories Cereal will be given away each day, and 90 boxes of the 90 Calorie Brownies will be given away each day
3. The giveaways will happen every day through July 11

We appreciate all of the excitement about our giveaway! Good luck to everyone!
Good luck and let me know if you get anything!



Lots to come today!

Lots to tell you about today, but have a baby with a fever so we are heading to the dr right now. Hopefully it will be quick, then I can get back home and posting. Not only do I have a winner to pay, and this weeks grocery deals, but there are some other great deals I have seen this morning already as well asa fewer new reviews and giveaways i have to post. Please stay tuned and u wil post as I can. In fact, if those phone continues to get service at the dr. office, I werk try to post while I an waiting there.