Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Away

Hey friends. I know my absence has been noticed (by my sister). In case anyone else Wad worried or today at my lack of deals, I first want to apologize and second want to note that all is well. That being said, I wanted to key you all know that I will likely be absent almost always over the next few weeks as I prepare my house to purr it up on the market in preparations for our move across the country to Arizona.

To all you amazing friends who have done this before, I commend you. This may be the most stressful thing I have ever done...ever...wish meer luck and I will try to check back in throughout the weeks.

I will have my smartphone, but no computer so I am available, but it is hard to blog on this thing.

Feel free to send notes of encouragement...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cheap pregnancy tests...seriously

Yesterday at playgroup I realized that a lot of people are unaware of one of my favorite money saving tricks. I don't know how the rest of you ladies are, but if I am even a little late each month, I panic and have to run out and grab a pregnancy test to ease my anxiety. Well, that gets costly really fast. Unless you buy the  tests at the Dollar Store!! Seriously, I buy them at the Dollar Store for a buck each. You do have to ask for them (they keep them behind the counters because they get stolen so much). Well worth asking for the money you save! Plus I buy like 3-5 at a time! Just a little fyi in case you didn't know...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Millard Roadhouse: kids eat free on Monday night

phone blogging is not my favorite (here's to hoping I can avoid an auto correct catastrophe). BUT, I just passed Millard roadhouse, and their sign says that on Mondays kids eat free after 4pm. I will add that to my kids eat free list as soon as I get the chance to hop on a computer!

Friday, January 20, 2012

@Jockey and @Purex #Giveaway ENDS TONIGHT!! Enter now!!

This fantastic giveaway ends tonight (1/20) at 11:01 PM Central time!! The winner will get a bottle of my favorite kind of Purex Crystals AND a really great Jockey bra! (Did you know Purex Crystals do not have oils in them so you can use them with sports clothing with wicking-like the Jockey bra?!) To read more about these awesome products or to simply enter the giveaway, go here. Hurry-today is the LAST CHANCE to enter this one!!

Photobucket

Attn Utahns: PLEASE speak up for Autism! You have the chance to make a difference

Both my husband and I have family members that are on the Autism Spectrum to varying degrees. In fact, I should disclose that my husband's cousin is the President at Utah Autism Coalition and my sister is the Central Region Co-Chair at Utah Autism Coalition. They are both highly involved in trying to get insurances to pay for autism treatments.

Did you know health insurances do not have to pay for Autism Treatment? Well, there is a bill in Utah trying to change that. Please see this story on KSL about this bill and this one on Deseret News.

Although I do not often voice my own personal opinions on anything political, I felt it important to at least point out to my Utah readers that there is a bill for you to read. After you have read it, I hope you will please voice your support for it to your representatives. I know you will not all support the bill, but I want to tell you that our families have had many personal experiences with needing help with Autism treatments and having no insurance to pay for it, so they have had to pay for what they could afford out of pocket.

Please just read the bill here and see the stories linked above! Wes's cousin posted the following posts on Facebook this morning:

Autism supporters: we need your comments posted to the Deseret News comments section on this story. We have to make sure our support is known. Avoid any sort of angry post - I know this is difficult when it is such a personal issue - but clearly stating your position is crucial! Thank you.

Please go to the KSL story and leave comments about how important this is to you. Try not to attack the naysayers too much - mud slinging is an ugly two way street. Just talk about how important this is to you. We need to have a good list of supportive comments. Thanks!


My sister sent me this: UTAH! Ask Your House Representative to Support HB69! - **Autism Votes **  www.autismvotes.org

Thank you for reading this and thoughtfully considering this bill!

Photobucket

Mega Swagbucks today + Next week is SPIRIT WEEK!

I hope you are Swaggin' today because as with all Fridsya' today is MEGA Swagbucks Day!! If you have not joined yet, you really should now! Today is Mega Swagbucks and next week is "SPirit Week". Check out what I was told about Spirit Week:

Get your pom-poms ready, folks, because starting on Monday Swagbucks is holding Spirit Week! Every day next week they will be celebrating a different holiday. Each day will be filled with fun, activities, and surprises. They'll be announcing every holiday the evening before in our Swagbucks blog. Make sure you keep track of each day's Swag Codes, as you will need them at the end of the week in order to earn a big, juicy reward. It's the most fun you can have getting your reward points for free stuff!


If you are not a member of Swagbucks yet or you don't know what it is, please keep reading! Swagbucks is a search engine (and more-they have games, quizzes, swag codes, all kinds or ways to earn points-like today's extravaganza!). On Swagbucks, you earn points, or "Swag bucks" which you can put toward prizes or gift cards.

Today, as with EVERY Friday, being MEGA Swagbucks day means that you have LOTS more chances to earn more Swag Bucks (which will earn you gift cards or prizes faster!!)! So, make sure to use Swag Bucks for all your searching needs today! I know I will be using Swagbucks all day!

If you have not joined yet, click on my referral link here and start earning Swag Bucks with me! This is a GREAT time to join-with Mega Swag Bucks AND the Extravaganza going on today!! As an FYI, I have made $185 in Amazon Gift cards so far and I have 867 Swagbucks which is enough to get another $5 Amazon Gift card with 417 SB left! (450=$5 Amazon card)

If you are new to Swag Bucks, please read my explanation of Swag Bucks here. And my explanation of the changes to Swagbucks here.

Now go get your Swag on!!

Photobucket
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Beckee's Best om Omaha Grocery 1/18-1/24

Here are my favorite deals in Omaha grocery this week:

Hyvee
  • 80% Lean Fresh Ground Beef 3 lb roll $6.99 (2.33/lb) (with in ad coupon)
  • Pebbles Treats (fruity or cocoa 6.2 oz), or Post Cereal (Pebbles 11 oz, Honey Comb 12.5 oz, or select 9.5-20 oz varieties) $1.48 (with in ad coupon)
  • Breakstone's Cottage Doubles Buy one at $.99 get one free (this is a BOGO you CAN pricematch at Walmart because the price is listed in the ad!!)
  • Kraft String Cheese 9 or 12 oz bags Buy one at $4.99, get on Free (BOGO you can match)
  • Nabisco Toasted Chips 8.1 oz Buy one at $3.69, get one Free (BOGO you can match)
  • Oscar Mayer Meat Wieners, Meat Selects, Turkey Franks or Turkey Selects 16 oz, Buy one at $2.69, get one free (BOGO you can match!)
  • Jumbo Zeal Navel Oranges $.58/lb
  • Texas Rio Star Grapefruit or Juice Oranges 18 lb bag $6.99 (That's about $.39/lb)
  • HyVee Butter 16 oz $2.38
No Frills Fresh
  • Festive Turkey Breast (frozen) $.99/lb (while supplies last)
  • Malt O Meal Cereal 10-12 oz Frosted Mini Spooners, Golden Puffs, Frosted Flakes or Honey Oat Blenders $.77 while supplies last
  • Cucumbers 2/$1
Bag N Save
  • Sirloin Tip Roast $2.99/lb
  • Our Family Grade A Large Eggs (dozen) $.79
  • Cucumbers 2/$1
Baker's (Remember their sales are almost always WITH card)
  • Haas Avocados 10/$10
  • Broccoli Crowns 4lb/$5 (which is $1.25/lb)
  • Bakers Half gallon milk (vitamin D, 2%, 1%, Skim) 10/$10
Aldi
  • Corn Chips (9.25 oz), Crunchy Cheese Curls, or Cheese Puffs (8.5 oz) $.99
  • Vegetable Chips or Garden Vegetable Straws 7-7.5 oz $1.69
  • Multi Grain Tortilla Chips 9 oz $1.69
  • White Round or Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips 13 oz or Nacho Cheese or Ranch Tortilla Chips 11 oz $1.19
  • Honey Wheat Pretzel or Pretzel Rods Tub (32-36 oz) $3.99
  • Pita Chips (my FAVE) 9 oz $1.99
  • Bagged Spinach $.77 (9 oz)
  • Vine Tomatoes 24 oz bag $1.29/bag
  • Baby Carrots 16 oz bag $.49
  • Yukon Gold Potatoes 5 lb bag $.99
Super Saver
  • Best Choice Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast or Tenders 3 lb bag $4.97 (about $1.66/lb)
  • Super Saver White Bread 16 oz $.77
  • Jumbo Size Russet Potatoes 8 lb bag $2.18
  • Best Choice Shredded or Chunk Cheese (6-8 oz) 2/$3
Fareway
  • All Natural Bone-In Fresh Chicken Breast $.99/lb
  • Clementines $4.99/box (looks like 5 lb box though not specified)
  • Green Giant Russet Potatoes 10 lb bag $3.99
***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.



Photobucket

Thrifty Thursday: Updated Kids eat free/cheap list!!!

My frustration with very outdated Kids Eat Free/cheap lists has led me to update my own list on here. We have a NUMBER of times lately gone to a listed "kids night" only to learn that the restaurant has not had that for "ages".
All the ones I am listing are ones that I (or one of my friends) have tried recently or that have the deal listed on their website (I am linking to those sites). Basically I am saying these are ones that I know are currently accurate as of this post. That being said, not all locations of restaurants always run the same promotions, so I would call your local restaurant and double check to make sure they 1-have a kids noght as listed, and 2-that it is in fact the day/time you want to go. (My warning is that because restaurants do change their promotions, including kids nights, often. So, this list will likely change as time goes by. I will try to update it though)

Kids eat free:
  • Hyvee: Eat FREE on Thursdays with an adult meal purchase at any of the following eating locations in the store: Italian, Chinese Express, Kitchen. Dine in only. (one kids meal per adult meal purchased)
  • China Buffet: Tuesday kids eat free with adult meal purchase
  • Denny's: Night Varies by location 4-10 pm (I have not used this one since August, but it is listed on their website as available at different nights depending on location-you will wnat to call your local location to see what night they do)
  • Lone Star: Tuesday all day up to 2 free kids meals per adult meal purchase.
  • Spaghetti Works: Monday up to 2 free kids meals per adult meal purchased
  • Pepperjax Grill: Wednesday night 2 free kids meals per adult meal purchased (5-8pm)
  • Grisanti's Italian: Monday night
  • La Mesa: Thursday night One free kids meal per adult meal purchased. I know this is good at the location on 156th and Q but I do not know about the other locations.
  • Pizza Ranch: Tuesday looks like one kid per adult meal purchase
  • Texas Roadhouse: Mondays 4-10PM one kid eats free with purchase of each adult meal
  • ***NOTE-I hesitantly include this one because we have REPEATEDLY had TERRIBLE service at the Texas Roadhouse in West Omaha and we will NOT eat there again even with good food and Free kids night. However, a friend noted that her family enjoys the one in PAPILLION! So I include this deal with a warning about the West Omaha location (and FYI-when I wrote to them about the issues we have had over and over, they did not reply or care at all. That is why we don't eat there anymore!)***
  • Chick Fil A: Wednesday nights One free kids meal per adult combo meal (A friend told me that this is good in Utah locations on Wednesday. I do not know if our new Chick fil A in Omaha has a kids night or not).
  • HuHot: Night Varies by location Note that Kids 3 and under are FREE always, but in addition to that, MANY HuHot locations have a Kids night where kids under 11 eat free with adult meal purcahse. (Sadly Omaha doesn't anymore) Click on the restaurant name to see if your local HuHot has a kids night, and which night it is!
  • O'Charley's: Day Varies by location 2 kids free per adult meal (This one is not in Nebraska but in lots of other states East of us!)
Kids eat cheap:
  • Applebees: Tuesday and Thursday Kids eat for $.99 (one child per adult meal purchased)
  • Fazoli's: Tuesday nights 5-8pm Kids eat for $.99.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar: Monday Kids eat for $.99 with adult meal purchase
And because my husband and I are often looking for a place on a particular night, here is the day to day places (* denotes that is is NOT free, but is discounted):

Monday: Spaghetti Works, Grisanti's Italian, Texas Roadhouse, Buffalo Wild Wings*
Tuesday: China Buffet, Lone Star, Pizza Ranch, Applebees*, Fazolis*
Wednesday: PepperJax Grill, Chick Fil A in Utah,
Thursday: Hyvee, La Mesa, Applebees*
Varries by location: Denny's, Chick Fil A, HuHot, O'Charley's

If you have any other great kids free or discounted deals to add to the list, please comment with them after this post! Thanks and happy eating out! :)

Photobucket

@Purex and @Jockey #Giveaway ends TOMORROW (1/20)

Onle more day left to enter my great giveaway!! It ends tomorrow (1/20). The winner will get a bottle of my favorite kind of Purex Crystals AND a really great Jockey bra! (Did you know Purex Crystals do not have oils in them so you can use them with sports clothing with wicking-like the Jockey bra?!)To read more about these awesome products or to simply enter the giveaway, go here.


Photobucket

Kids eat free or cheap...Where do YOU go?!

I love to go out to eat! LOVE it, but it gets really pricey, really quick with 5 kids. So, I am always on the lookout for kids eat free or cheap deals. We have a few go-to places we like to take the kids out on the kids nights. My husband and kids LOVED to go to Sizzler, but it has closed down! So, I still have a few good spots (I think the BEST right now that I know of is Spaghetti Works on their kids nights). BUT-I would LOVE to know if you have a go to place with great FREE or discounted kids meals/kids nights?! I am putting together a post of the ones we know of, but I know you all must have some ideas for me...Anyone?!
Photobucket

Free Krispy Kreme donuts on Saturdays?!

I bet a lot of you already knew about this, but I am new to the world of donuts (I never used to like or eat any sweets really growing up). Anyway, we took our kids to Krispy Kreme here in Omaha on 120th and Center for a treat a few weeks ago, and the girl working there said that on Saturday mornings when the Hot Now light is on it means you can come in and get a free glazed donut (one per person of course)! WHAT?! Have any of you ever tried that? We haven't yet, but I plan to soon (this weekend?!). We are so using that as a (FREE) bribe/treat with our kids!!

Can I also note that their current Dark Chocolate Kreme filling donut is AH-MAZING!!

Photobucket

BOGO lunch at La Mesa is BACK!!

Here is a fun lunch deal going on here in Omaha at the La Mesa restaurant on 156th and Q:
So, I know it is hard to read this, but for a limited time, Monday-Friday from 11 am until (well...I cannot remember how late-I will look next time I drive by the billboard), lunch entrees are BOGO (Buy One Get One Free)!
I love this place and how nice is it when you can get one meal free...I think my husband and I will have to take advantage of this next week (he has 2 whole days off!!)!
Photobucket
Monday, January 16, 2012

Swagbucks code alert!!

FYI-in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr Day today, Swagbucks has a special code out. Please see the Swagbucks blog to find the code worth 5 SB (Swag Bucks)!!

If you are not a member of Swagbucks yet or you don't know what it is, please keep reading! Swagbucks is a search engine (and more-they have games, quizzes, swag codes, all kinds or ways to earn points-like today's extravaganza!). On Swagbucks, you earn points, or "Swag bucks" which you can put toward prizes or gift cards.

If you have not joined yet, click on my referral link here and start earning Swag Bucks with me! As an FYI, I have made $185 in Amazon Gift cards so far and I have 791 Swagbucks which is enough to get another $5 Amazon Gift card with 341 SB left! (450=$5 Amazon card)

If you are new to Swag Bucks, please read my explanation of Swag Bucks here. And my explanation of the changes to Swagbucks here.

Now go get your Swag on!

Photobucket

BOGO Photo Books on MyPublisher ends TONIGHT!!!

MyPublisher is one of my favorite photo book sites. I just wanted to let you all know about a GREAT deal they have going on that ends tonight (so you will have to get working on the book now to get it done before tonight). They have a BOGO sale-buy one get one free, buy 2 get 2 free, etc. I am going to try to get a book done before tonight! To get the deal, you need to use coupon code BOGOJAN at checkout and remember to hurry, offer ends January 16th (tonight). Also, deal is good on hardcover photo books only!

Photobucket

@Jockey & @Purex #giveaway ends soon-get your entries in!

I have a great giveaway going on right now that ends in a few days (1/20). The winner will get a bottle of my favorite kind of Purex Crystals AND a really great Jockey bra! (Did you know Purex Crystals do not have oils in them so you can use them with sports clothing with wicking-like the Jockey bra?!)To read more about these awesome products or to simply enter the giveaway, go here.


Photobucket
Friday, January 13, 2012

You might have free Disney movies this weekend

I have heard that many cable companies with on demand services are having a free preview weekend of the disney family movie on demand channel. I have Cox and as it turns out, I am getting the free preview. To access out, I hit the on demand button, go to premiums, them go to the disney movie channel. I hope some of you get to enjoy this freebie with us this weekend! Now I am going back to watch Lion King 2 with my girl (we already was touched the first one).

Free Family Flicks...WINTER Edition (in Omaha)

I always love the free mivies in the Summer at different movie theaters, but I have wondered over and over why there aren't more programs like this during the winter time. It is a place I can go with my kids without spending a TON og money that is INSIDE when it is snowy and cold!

Well, a couple weeks ago we were at the Marcus theater at Village Pointe and the guy there told me they are starting a favorite family flicks program on Saturday and Sunday mornings this winter! It is NOT free, but it is only $2 per person. I got some info on that (From their website):

Warm up with Marcus Theatres® and American Family Insurance® this winter!

Join us February 4th - March 18th, 2012 on Saturday mornings at 10am and Sunday* mornings at 11am to view your favorite family flicks for just $2! Grab the family and head to your nearest participating Marcus Theatre® location! All titles will be shown in standard 2D only.

Their Movie Schedule is as follows:

Feb. 4/5 - The Smurfs
Feb. 11/12 - Zookeeper
Feb. 18/19 - Spy Kids 4
Feb. 25/26 - Winnie the Pooh
March 3/4 - TBA
March 10/11 - TBA
March 17/18 - TBA

I was EVEN MORE excited when a friend of mine emailed me the other day to tell me about the FREE Family Flicks at Aksarben Cinema this winter! All they ask is for a canned food item per person for admission (or $1 which they donate to Together, Inc.

Here is the Movie Schedule (shows start @ 10 a.m., doors open approximately 30 minutes in advance):

Jan. 28/29 - The Smurfs
Feb. 4/5 - Zookeeper
Feb. 11/12 - Spy Kids 4
Feb. 18/19 - Mr. Popper's Penguins
Feb. 25/26 - Kung Fu Panda 2
March 3/4 - Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

Thanks Nancy for the info!
Photobucket

Disney Store online up to 70% off!!!

My sister just emailed me to let me know that the Disney Store online has items up to 70% off right now! You can take an additional 30% off their already reduced prices from their Twice Upon a Year sale for a total discount of up to 70% off. All you have to do for the additional 30% off is use code SALE30 at checkout.


There are some great deals there like fleece blankets listed at $7.99, PJs for $5.99 and a singing Jasmine doll listed at $12.99. After applying the code SALE30 the blanket comes to $5.59, the PJ's are $4.19 and the doll comes to $9.10!!! (You do have to pay $3.95 extra if you want to personalize the fleece blankets)

So go check out the Disney Store online and let me know if you snag any fantastic deals!
Photobucket




Photobucket

Swagbucks EXTRAVAGANZA today-join me!!

I LOVE Friday the 13th!! Always have...in fact my 13th birthday was on a Friday the 13th! So, I am really excited that Swagbucks is making Friday the 13th a lucky day today, as they hold a Swag Code Extravaganza, which means more opportunities to get reward points towards free stuff! It started at 7am Eastern Time today and throughout the day there will be 8 different Swag Codes, and if you can get them all, you'll have an extra 60 Swag Bucks in your account!!

So, be on the lookout for codes! There was already one on Twitter this morning, lets see if we can find the rest!

If you are not a member of Swagbucks yet or you don;t know what it is, please keep reading! Swagbucks is a search engine (and more-they have games, quizzes, swag codes, all kinds or ways to earn points-like today's extravaganza!). On Swagbucks, you earn points, or "Swag bucks" which you can put toward prizes or gift cards.

Today, as with EVERY Friday, is Mega Swag Bucks day PLUS today has the bonus of the extravaganza!! That means LOTS more chances to earn more Swag Bucks (which will earn you gift cards or prizes faster!!)! So, make sure to use Swag Bucks for all your searching needs today! I know I will be using Swagbucks all day!

If you have not joined yet, click on my referral link here and start earning Swag Bucks with me! This is a GREAT time to join-with Mega Swag Bucks AND the Extravaganza going on today!! As an FYI, I have made $185 in Amazon Gift cards so far and I have 768 Swagbucks which is enough to get another $5 Amazon Gift card with 318 SB left! (450=$5 Amazon card)

If you are new to Swag Bucks, please read my explanation of Swag Bucks here. And my explanation of the changes to Swagbucks here.

Now go get your Swag on!! See you at the extravaganza!


Photobucket
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Beckee's Best of Omaha Grocery 1/11-1/17

Here are my favorite deals in Omaha grocery this week:

Hyvee
  • Dole All Natural Salad Blends or Caesar Kits 5-12 oz $.99
  • Delightful Farms 3 lb bag frozen chicken $4.99
  • Sun Chips 9 or 10.5 oz $1.88
  • Old Orchard 100% Apple Juice $1.77
  • Sweet Grape Tomatoes 2/$3 (1 pint)
No Frills Fresh
  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (frozen, Tyson) $1.49/lb
  • Our Family Sugar 4 lb $1.78
  • Wonder Bread (24 oz sandwich or 20 oz whole grain white) or Home Pride 20 oz 100% wheat bread $1.48
  • Boneless Beef Rump Roast $2.99/lb
Also, No Frills has a coupon in the ad for $2 off when you buy 10 participating items. The following are the prices AFTER the coupon (so without the coupon they cost $.20 more):
  • Kids Cuisine frozen entrees $1.68
  • Pam Cooking Spray 5-6 oz $2.29
Bag N Save
  • Boneless Beef Petite Sirloin Steaks or mini roast $2.88/lb
Also, Bag N Save has a coupon in the ad for $2 off when you buy 10 participating items. The following are the prices AFTER the coupon (so without the coupon they cost $.20 more):
  • Hunt's Pasta Sauce 26 oz $.59
  • Hunt's Snack Pack 4 pack $.59
  • Chef BoyArdee Canned Pasta 14.5-15 oz $.59
  • Hunt's Canned Tomatoes 14.5 oz $.59
  • Pam Cooking Spray 5-6 oz $2.29
In addition to their regular week long special, Bag N Save also has a 4 Day Super Sale Thursday 1/12-Sunday 1/15 that includes the following:
  • Tyson Frozen bone in Split chicken breast $.79/lb
  • Old Orchard  Juice Cocktails 64 oz $.99
  • Land O Lakes Cottage Cheese 22 oz $1.49
Baker's (Remember their sales are almost always WITH card)
  • Coke Product 24 packs $5.49 (with card when you buy 2)
  • Kroger Brand Russet Potatoes 10 lb bag $2.99
  • The following items are all $2.99 and when you buy 4 of them you get a FREE gallon of Baker's Milk: Special K Cereal or Crackers 4-19.5 oz, Nutri Grain Cereal Bars, Kellogg's Fiber Plus Bars or Special K Bars 5-10 ct, Kashi GO Lean Cereal 14.1-15 oz, Keebler Right Bites of Wheatables 4.24-8.5 oz
Also, Bakers has a 50% off sale going on store wide on select items (this means you cannot price match it). Some of the items you can get HALF OFF are:
  • Ruffles Potato chips
  • Sargento cheese 5-8 oz
  • American Beauty Pastas 12-16 oz
  • Classico Pasta sauce
  • Premium Saltines
  • Birds Eye Voila Skillet meals
  • Ken's Salad Dressing
  • PictSweet Vegetables
  • Pop Secret Microwave popcorn
  • Pepperidge Farms Garlic Toast
  • Clorox Disinfecting wipes
  • Purex Laundry detergent
  • many, MANY more!!
Aldi
  • Apples (assorted Varieties) $.49/lb sold in 3 lb bag for $1.47
  • Clementines $.74/lb sold in 2 lb bag for $1.48
  • Whole Fresh Pineapple $.99
  • Happy Farms 16 oz Shredded Cheese (mozzarella or Cheddar) $3.49
  • Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice 64 oz $1.79
Super Saver
  • Jumbo Navel Oranges $.57/lb
  • Cuties 3 lb bag of Clementines $3.77 (Notice that clementines that are not cutie brand are cheaper at Aldi!!!)
  • Florida Honey Tangerines $.97/lb
  • Cucumbers or Extra Large Green Bell Peppers $.44 each
  • Doritos or Ruffles 8.5-11.5 oz $2.45
  • Sara Lee Classic 100% Wheat Bread 20 oz $1.68
  • Roberts Milk (Vitamin D, 2%, 1%, or Skim) gallon $2.66
Fareway
  • Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast $1.69/lb
  • Dozen Large Eggs $.99
  • Glacier Clear Water bottles 24 pack $2.99
  • Bananas $.39/lb
  • Purex Liquid Laundry Detergent $1.99 (limit 1, with the Fareway Super Coupon from the ad)
  • Broccoli Crowns $1.49/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.


Photobucket

Apparently this is what moms do...

Wow-sorry to post 2 videos of my kids today, but this was too funny not to share. This is my 3yo "playing mom"
video

Can you tell I have been going through ads today? Yeah...now to post the deals...

Photobucket

My little Squirmer (just earned himself a free package of diapers)

Did you all see the post yeaterday about how you can get a FREE package of Huggies Slip On diapers? Well, I just wanted to let you all know it worked!! I just submitted this video:

They said my diapers should be here in 4-6 weeks. THis literally took me like 5 minutes to do. I used my phones camcorder and uploaded it. Pretty easy and quick for a free package of diapers!! So, moms of diaper age babies, if you haven't done it yet, go do it now! (See info on how to do so here.


Photobucket
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

FREE package of Huggies Slip On Diapers (you have to make a video,,,)

This is so awesome (and SOOO needed in this house!)

Right now, you can get a coupon for a FREE package of Huggies Slip-On Diapers. It takes a tiny bit of work though. You have to go here and submit a video of your squirmy baby. (You can choose to upload a video file, record directly from your webcam, or select a You Tube Video that you have already created featuring your baby.)

The baby depicted in the video must be of diaper age, only one baby per video, andyou have to be the parent or legal guardian of the baby.

After submitting your video, they provide you with a unique link for your coupon. You will have to log into huggies.com and select the size you want (only in sizes 3, 4 and 5). There are a lot of rules. You can check them out here.

And now to get a video before the March 30th deadline...do you think they will mind that my baby has chicken pox all over?! Maybe I should wait a couple weeks... :)

Thanks The Freebie Junkie.
Photobucket

FREE sample Dulce de Leche Cheerios (first 10,000 requests)

Hey-you could get a free sample of new Dulce de Leche Cheerios (if you are one of the first 10,000 to request it. Go here to request your sample. (I think you may have to be a Pillsbury email subscriber-it may sign you up to get their emails so use your "junk email" to sign up for this freebie!)

Thanks Bargain Hound!

Photobucket
Monday, January 9, 2012

#GIVEAWAY (ends 1/20) @Purex Crystals and @Jockey terry sports bra

I told you earlier today how much I love being a Purex Insider. I have had some great opportunities, and this might be my favorite! Purex and Jockey have teamed up!

Why you ask have the 2012 Jockey Tech Terry Performance Sports Bra and the 2012 Purex Crystals teamed up? Well, Did you know that normally you should not use fabric softener on performance sportswear because the oil content prevents the wicking process? Well, you CAN use the Purex Crystals fabric softeners because they do not contain oils!!

What are these products?

The Jockey 2012 Tech Terry Performance Sports Bra is a performance sprotswear for working out. It has moisture wicking to keep you cool and dry (LOVE), a key pocket, reflective logo, breathable mesh panels and a soft bottom band for comfort.

The Purex Crystals fabric softener are a favorite at this house (you can read my first review of it here). We have tried all the different smells and love them all. I am so glad to note that my favorite, the Tropical Splash, is back. These sweet little crystals can be used on baby sleep wear, athletic cloting with wicking and really just about any washable fabric because they contain no oil!

What did I think?

Let me start with the Crystals because my opinion of these continues to be fantastic! I like them more and more the more I use them! And I am not the only fan in the house. My kids LOVE them-even more than I do. In fact, when I was in Chicago a few months ago with my husband, they ran out of crystals and freaked out! My sister who was watching them said she actually went to get new crystals (though she had been avoiding the store entirely with all the kids) because the kids were so concerned that the laundry REALLY NEEDED them! So, I think I can safely say we are fans at the Beckee's Deals house!

I do want to mention that there is a promotion that I love on the Purex site right now where you can "Find the Yellow to Win Green." That means if you go to Purex here and search for the yellow bottle (Tropical Splash) near you, then you can enter to win some moolah!

Now about the bra. First, LOVE that I got a black one! I just  like it-personal preference I guess!

Second, you may or may not be aware that I have a 9 month old and I am nursing him. And, I am not a big fan of nursing bras. At this point he is not nursing that often (usually), so I just wear a "normal bra" and pull it up to nurse. This can get tricky with the hard underwire on my bras, but he doesn't nurse that often during the day. Usually...BUT, the child has chicken pox. (Yes chicken pox-you read that right) and he is nursing almost nonstop this week. So, my regular bra started to hurt. Boy, was I glad to have this new Jockey bra! It fits comfortably and the soft bottom makes it so I can nurse my baby without being in pain and without wearing a nursing bra.

Last, I have been trying to work out and lose this baby weight until about a month and a half ago when I sprained my ankle. Well, it is still a bit sore, but I am now going back to the gym. This bra is perfect for those sweaty workouts. It is REALLY comfortable, the wicking really works well, and it is surprisingly supportive (surprisingly only because it is so light and thin that I doubted it's support value-my bad).

So what is the deal?

The deal is, I recommend this bra for anyone that might have a sweaty job ahead, or if you just want a comfortable sports bra! Best part? Right now you can get 20% off this great sports bra. (To get the discount just go to the link.)And when you are picking up a 2012 Jockey Tech Terry Perfoemance Sports bra, stop by and grab one of my favorite products, the Purex Crystals! They are both great products and when paired together seem to be a match made in heaven.

Can't Wait to Try these? How About WINNING them?!

That's right! One lucky Beckee's Deals winner will win a terry sports bra and a bottle of Purex Tropical Splash!! YEAH!!! Please see the rafflecopter form below to enter to win! (With the new Rafflecopter form, you have to sign in to enter using wither your Facebook or just your name and email. See form below. If you have trouble with the form, please leave a comment or email me so I can help you fix the problem and enter this giveaway!!! a Rafflecopter giveaway As the Rafflecopter form says, Please note that the giveaway will end on 1/21 at 12:01 AM EASTERN time. That means you have until 11:01 PM on 1/ 20 Central time to get in entries.  Please note that winner will be picked at random by Rafflecopter after the giveaway ends!  Also, Facebook is not affiliated with this giveaway and cannot be held responsible for it in any way.

***I am a Purex Insider and now also a member of the Jockey Inner Circle. I was given the above mentioned products for free to try out for this review. No other compensation was given and as always, all opinions expressed are my own."***

Photobucket

Purex Triple Action Detergent (review)

Have I mentioned (a lot) how much I adore being a Purex Insider? Seriously. I am a Purex fan and to get to try out their newest stuff, tell you about it and often give it away to you is just awesome!!! Today will be a big Purex day because I have gotten a few sweet new items to tell you all about! Right now I want to tell you about this product:

This is the Purex new Triple Action formula (which is available across the entire liquid detergent line).
To quote the info I was given, "This new and improved Triple Action formula delivers even better on Purex’s promise to leave your clothes bright, white, and clean, and as always, for half the price of the leading brand!"

FYI, part of the reason I LOVE Purex is because it works so well and is SOOO affordable! I have ALWAYS loved that about Purex! They are committed to watching out for our pocketbooks as well as delivering great products which is why they have been figuring out this newly improved formula that not only is improved in how it works, but still stays affordable! As they say "It’s an even better clean, for half the price of the leading brand. New Purex Triple Action leverages the best parts of our current formula, combined with new additions, to deliver great cleaning plus improved brightening power."

I have had the chance to use the Free and Clear version at my house for the past month or so. It has been fabulous! A few things I noticed. I did not need to use as much detergent as I need to with some other detergents I have tried. We do a lot, A LOT of laundry here with 7 people in this house. When I saw the size of the bottle, I thought it might last a week or two. But like I said, we have been using it for a bit over a month. (It is at the end of the bottle now)

Also, I am not sure I would really notice a difference in brightness, but I have noticed out clothing looks better. I am not a queen if laundry. I do not have the time or patience to spot and fix every detail. Often my kids do not even tell me if their clothing needs extra attention. And I am often so hurried to get the job done, that I forget to check. We have had to get rid of a lot of clothing from just staining. I have found that I have had less of that this past month. Not sure if the kids are making less spills or if it is the detergent or both, but I have noticed less of a problem this month.

We always use the Free and Clear because we have some kids (and a dad) with really sensitive skin. This works beautifully to keep them from breakouts!

I am so happy to tell you that coming up in a few weeks here, Purex will be bringing back one of my favorite things, their “Prove it to yourself” campaign. They think you should have the chance to try this out yourself. No reason to take their word for it, you can take YOUR word for it! When that promotion returns in February, I will make sure to post a reminder with a link to the page for you to request your own sample to test out!

But in the meantime, if you are looking for a great affordable detergent, check out the Purex new Triple Action formula. It is great-you can take my word for it! :)

***I am a Purex Insider and was given a free bottle of this product to try out for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was given, and as always all opinions expressed are my own!***

Photobucket
Friday, January 6, 2012

FREE Find your Bliss Samples-HURRY!


This looks like a sweet freebie! Who know how long it will last, so go snag it now! You can get a Free Sample from Find Your Bliss. The sample includes a .5 fl oz pouch of bath/shower gel and .3 oz pouch of body butter. There are 2 different kinds to choose from.

HURRY over now to request your FREE sample!!

Thanks for the heads up Clipping Money.

Photobucket

Freeze It Hairspray (Review)

With myself and 2 lovely young ladies here at the Beckee's Deals house, we deal with a lot of hair (ironic since Mr Beckee's Deals is bald...). Anyway, the ladies of the house all have long hair. My 3-year-old still has that fine baby hair that looks lovely with very little effort, but my 9-year-old, Salsa, and I both have a big problem with FRIZZ! Especially in this humid city of Omaha, Nebraska! Oh how I loathe it.

So, when I heard about the chance to try out Freeze It hairspray, I jumped at the chance. Why you ask? Well, because, according to the back of the bottle, Freeze It will "lock in your look for an all day style" because it is (and I quote):
  • Humidity Resistant (JUST what I need)
  • Quick Drying
  • Non-Sticky
  • Non-Flaking
  • Enhanced with Optical Brighteners
Wait, hold the phone...Optical Brighteners? What? Again, According to the package "Optical Brighteners make brown hair richer, red hair brighter, black hair shinier, and blond hair more true to color by increasing light and color reflection. Improves and enhances all types of permanent and natural hair color."

OK! This sounds like just what Salsa and I need! Salsa specifically asked for a way to make her frizzy parts of her hair stay down that is not sticky and will hold all day! I would just like to resist the humidity (so I can avoid looking like a frizzball).

So, we put it to the test...

My girl has frizzy hair that often ends up looking like this:

However we were able to spray down her hair a couple different days and styles. One day we put her hair back in a ponytail and the other day she wore it down. And even after playing during the day, her hair looked like this the first day:


And this the second day:


A marked difference in the amount of frizz and in how styled her hair looks at the end of the day. Salsa noted that is was not sticky, so it met her expectations! (You can see she liked it as she hugs the bottle...)

I had to go out to a storage unit and check out some things in the wind for about an hour or so on a fairly humid day, so I thought it was the perfect chance to really test out the hairspray. In the morning before I left, my hair looked like this:

After over an hour of wind and humidity outside, it looked like this (without any brushing or styling at all):

A few fly away whispies, but overall, not much of a difference! Sweet! It held up to my test!

We really liked the Freeze It spray in our tests, but I like it even more knowing that Freeze It has partnered with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and sales of their special edition pink cans will go to benefit the Foundation. I love when companies support good causes! I feel like I can help support a great cause while selfishly choosing a great product anyway!! :)

You can find a variety of hair care products from Freeze it, including this sweet hair spray at retailers like Walmart, or you can order online from places like Amazon.

This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own.

Photobucket