Thursday, July 21, 2011

Where have all the Deals Gone?!

Wow-I really need to find some great deals to share with you...this is starting to look like an exclusively giveaway blog...You all know I love me a great giveaway, but I truly want to share deals and ways to save money. I DID post the best on Omaha grocery sales for this week yesterday and I have found a few deals. I have more to share soon, but I have some cleaning (UGH!) and a doctor's appointment for the kids this afternoon, so it may be tomorrow.
Just know, I have not forsaken you! I will post more deals and PLEASE if you have a great deal or tip to share, PLEASE leave a comment on this post, on the facebook page wall, or email me! Thanks!!!


LAST DAY to enter to #win my Discovery Girls #giveaway!!

Tonight at 11:59 pm central time my awesome Discovery Girls Subscription/Prize Pack giveaway ends!! It still has really low entries (38 as of this posting) 7/21. SO today is your last chance to enter!

While you are here check out my other open giveaways:


#Giveaway: CiCi's Pizza Funtacular Summer Scratch tickets ends 8/1

I have already told all about what a great deal CiCi’s Pizza is for a family! We have enjoyed going there and saving money when we go out with all 5 kiddos! Right now, they have sweetened an already sweet deal at CiCi's Pizza by launching its Family Funtacular summer scratch and win contest.

What is it?

The CiCi's Pizza Family Funtacular summer scratch and win contest began on July 11 and will go through August 28. The contest will take place at all 600 CiCi’s locations nationally through August 28. It is a fun scratch and win game where you could possibly win movie tickets, free buffets and more. Best of all, the Grand prize for two lucky families is an all-expense paid trip for four to Universal Orlando Resort Vacation. The grand prize can be won through the scratch and win or by signing up for CiCi's e-club, Pizza Perks, on its website. For more information about CiCi’s, visit or visit their page on Facebook.

How do I participate?

All 600 CiCi's Pizza's are participating. So, go into your local store and you will get a free scratch-off card with every guest check and large beverage purchase. You can also be entered to win the Grand Prize by signing up for their Pizza Perks e-club so go sign up here.

And of course the good people over at CiCi's have given me a few scratch cards to giveaway!! (I got one myself and it WON a FREE Adult Drink!) :)

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: FIVE lucky Beckee's Deals Readers will each win a CiCi's Pizza Family Funtacular summer scratch and win ticket!!
MANDATORY ENTRY (Must do this first for other entries to count): Tell me what your favorite kind of pizza is.

Once you have done that, you can get 5 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 (If you are already a follower-that counts!).

2. Go Like CiCi's Pizza on Facebook

3. 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).

4. Become a Facebook fan of my blog here.

5. 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 Monday, August 1st at 11:59 PM Central Time.

Disclaimer: This giveaway was made possible by CiCi’s Pizza and by SPM Communications. I was given a scratch card for myself and 5 to giveaway to winning readers. No other compensation was given, and as always all opinions expressed are my own!


Review and QUICK #Giveaway: @SenecaFarms Oatmeal & Fruit ends 7/29 #momsparkmedia

I seriously LOVE doing giveaways for GREAT products! Why? Because when I find a fantastic product I really want to share it with you all. I am grateful for companies that allow me to try their products and tell you all about them AND even giveaway products to a lucky reader! OK..Enough of that! I am sure you are wondering what this next giveaway is...

What is it?

I was lucky enough to get 4 cups of Seneca Farms Oatmeal and Fruit to try. I got a 2 pack of Apple Cinnamon and a 2 pack of Vanilla Peach. Let me tell you a few facts about the product (from them):

Just launched in April, it is the perfect choice for anyone who has trouble finding time for breakfast in the morning. In less time than it takes to make a cup of coffee, heat the six-ounce microwaveable cup –no milk or water necessary – in the microwave for 45 seconds. Seneca's Oatmeal & Fruit has no trans fats or cholesterol, and is a great source of Vitamin C. 

Seneca Farms Oatmeal & Fruit is not only a quick and healthy breakfast option, but it is a satisfying mid-afternoon snack and it even works as part of a healthy weight loss plan for those looking to lose or maintain weight loss.
What did (the kids and) I think?

Well, I have to admit something terrible...I am a breakfast skipper. It's true. I do not eat breakfast usually, mostly because I am not a morning person and I have no desire to prepare and eat a meal when I first wake up. What that means though is that these 5 precious children I am mother to are lucky to get a bowl of cereal or a breakfast bar on the way out the is a sad truth of my house.

Another sad fact of my house is that my kids WILL NOT eat hot cereals like cream of wheat or OATMEAL...this was a sad realization for me as growing up, our quick easy breakfast was those oatmeal packets.

I hoped these would solve the obvious breakfast problem at our house and I am happy to report, they did!! I tried one of the Peach Vanilla ones last night and it was amazingly great!! Frankly I had a hard time sharing it with my husband when he asked for a bite-I wanted to savor each bite. It was more like a treat flavor than a breakfast flavor (does that make sense?)

This morning I put it to the ultimate test and gave it to the kids. The first fantastic part of these cups is that they truly take less than a minute to microwave (45 seconds). And guess what? I am VERY happy to say that after trying the Seneca farms Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Fruit Cups, my kids will now eat oatmeal.

In fact, my 7-yr-old boy is the one most opposed to oatmeal. He cried and screamed and refused to even try one bite this morning. I finally bribed him into taking one small bite, and he ate it. He ate it, swallowed it, then sheepishly said "I like it...can I eat the rest myself?!" He is actually eating another one as I type. (Now he is raving about it and asking me if I am typing all he is saying-let me just summarize: he REALLY LOVES it!)

What's the Deal?

If you go “Like” Seneca Farms on Facebook you can print out a coupon for $.55 off your first purchase (I think there is a limited number of prints though so do it sooner rather than later)

Where can you get this?

Currently available in Apple Cinnamon and Vanilla Peach, Seneca Farms Oatmeal & Fruit can be found nationally at Walmart and at a wide variety of retail grocery stores. BTW I LOVE that there is a detailed store list of where you can get Seneca product locally on their website: Seneca Farms plans to expand its flavors later this year with Oatmeal & Fruit Cranberry Apple, and Oatmeal – Maple & Brown Sugar.

AND of course, one lucky reader will WIN some to try!!

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 2-pack of each flavor of Seneca Farms Oatmeal & Fruit!

To enter (you can do any or all of these – each one counts as one entry! Just leave a separate comment for each one and PLEASE include your email address so I can contact you should you win!!):
  • “Like” Seneca Farms on Facebook Then come back here and tell me you did so.
  • “Tweet”about this giveaway on twitter including @SenecaFarms and then come back here and leave a separate comment.
  • Subscribe to this blog via email (see Side bar)
  • Subscribe to this blog via GFC (see side bar)
  • "Like" this blog on Facebook
  • Follow this blog on Twitter and leave a separate comment
  • Leave a comment telling me about your kiddo’s favorite breakfast food
Be sure to leave a comment for each entry with your email address. The winner will be chosen using This giveaway ends on Friday, July 29th at 11:59 PM Central Time.

***This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media and Seneca Farms. I was given the above mentioned products to try and review and they will provide the prize for my winner. But as always, any thoughts expressed are my own.***