Giveaways & Reviews

Here are some of the giveaways I have entered recently:

SKOY Cloth Winner

Congratulations to Leah! I emailed her 24 hours ago. If I do not hear back from her within the next 24 hours, I will select a new winner. //

Giveaway: Orient Automatic Watch (1/27)

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED… Orient Watch offers a variety of interesting styles of watches, including this racing watch – CFTAB002B and this urban watch – YFH02001S. Want to win a watch? Orient is giving away one lucky reader his or her choice of one of the following watches from their Standard Line (arv $135): [...]

Review & Giveaway – SKOY Cloths (1/16)

I have had the opportunity to try SKOY Cloths over the past few weeks. Because we go through a lot of paper towels, I was looking forward to seeing how these would hold up. The company claims that one cloth will outlast 15 rolls of paper towels. I haven’t used them that long, so I [...]

Review — Yogi Bear’s All-Star Comedy Christmas Caper DVD

Synopsis: Yogi Bear and his pal Boo Boo live in Jellystone Park, where they constantly sneak behind the back of Ranger Smith to steal picnic baskets from unsuspecting vacationers. Yogi made his debut in 1958, as part of “The Huckleberry Hound Show.” The character proved so popular, he was given his own show in 1960, [...]

Review — Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales DVD

Synopsis: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales is a series of Christmas-themed animated stories, in which each of the beloved PEANUTS characters star in his or her own charming animated vignette. Bonus episode: Is This Goodbye, Charlie Brown – New-to-DVD! Linus must break the devastating news that his family is moving. Charlie Brown and the gang make [...]

Review — Flipped DVD

Synopsis: When second-graders Bryce and Juli first meet, Juli knows it’s love. Bryce isn’t so sure. In the days and years ahead, Bryce (Callan McAuliffe) does all he can to keep his wannabe girlfriend at arm’s length — and the smart, independent-minded Juli (Madeline Carroll) continues to give him the benefit of the doubt. This [...]

Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to winners of the two $25 gift card giveaways! #17 – Mami2jcn #14 – Mary J. I emailed both winners on 12/27 and they confirmed, but I’m just getting the chance to post this now. Thank you all who entered. Two upcoming giveaways to look for: SKOY Cloths and Orient Watch (arv $150). //

Review — Samantha: An American Girl Holiday DVD

I recently received several DVDs from Warner Bros. to review, which I will be posting today. The first is Samantha: An American Girl Holiday. Synopsis: For years, girls have wished for a movie about their favorite American Girl. Finally that wish comes true in the first-ever, full-length, live action movie starring long-time favorite Samantha Parkington! [...]

Review — ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas DVD

I think most people are familiar with the ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas movie. This movie has played on television every Christmas season since 1974. But what you may not know is it was digitally remastered and re-released in October! Synopsis: For some unexplained reason, letters to Santa Claus are being returned to the children [...]

BBC America Shop Prize Pack Winner

Congratulations to Jessica, who won the BBC America Shop Prize Pack. She has confirmed via email. If you haven’t already entered the two gift card giveaways (Kroger and Safeway/Tom Thumb), there’s one week left! //

Holiday Cookie Exchange – Giveaway: Betty Crocker Cookie Mix, GladWare & $25 Safeway Gift Card (12/27)

Are you planning to attend any holiday cookie exchanges in the next few weeks? Or do you plan to give cookies as a gift this holiday season? Through Tuesday, December 14, visit the Safeway family of Stores (which includes Dominick’s, Tom Thumb, Randalls, Vons, and Genuardi’s) to purchase any two participating Gladware products and get [...]

Make Chex Mix for the holidays – Giveaway: Chex Cereal and $25 Kroger gift card (12/27)

Are you a fan of Chex cereals? If so, you may be interested to know that now through December 25th, Kroger stores are offering Chex cereal at their lowest prices of the year. I haven’t checked stores to see what the price is and I didn’t see Chex cereals listed in this week’s ad… but [...]

Giveaway winners

Congratulations to these winners! All have been emailed and confirmed. Z Snow Tire Chains Comment #50 – April Yedinak JUMBiES Comment #140 – Toni StaphAseptic Comment #12 – Mindi Udderly Smooth Assortment Comment #19 – Amber PretonSaver Software #1 Comment #23 – SLS PretonSaver Software #2 Comment #6 – Pamela James PretonSaver Software – 3 [...]

Giveaway Winners (7)

I apologize for the delay in posting this. All winners were selected by and all have been contacted. All of the Holiday Gift Giveaway Hop winners have confirmed, but I am waiting for confirmations from the HoMedics and EcoSMART winners. Thank you to everyone who entered! I have two more gift card giveaways to [...]

Giveaway: BBC America Shop Prize Pack (12/15)

This holiday season, the BBC America Shop invites you to discover the perfect holiday gifts. Simply click to visit the site. In addition, the BBC America Shop is giving you the opportunity to win a pair of $500 gift card (one for you and one for a friend!). The gift card is redeemable toward purchases [...]

Holiday Gift Giveaway Hop (12/1-12/5)

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered. All five winners have been notified by email and all have confirmed. I will be posting a winners’ announcement on Tuesday along with the names of the two winners from giveaways that ended on Monday. I have two $25 gift card giveaways coming up [...]

Review & Giveaway: JUMBiES Stuffed Animals (12/9)

Once upon a time, many baby animals were being born at once — so many that the storks couldn’t keep up as much as they tried. It eventually got to be too much for the storks and they started crashing into each other! The result? Twelve jumbled animals that the storks decided to call JUMBiES! [...]

Review: Norah Jones’ Latest Album …Featuring

In case you didn’t hear – Norah Jones’ latest album …Featuring was released two weeks ago on November 16. Whenever Norah Jones’ song “Don’t Know Why” comes on the radio, I turn it up. I love that song! So when One2One Network asked me if I’d like to review a copy of …Featuring, I didn’t [...]

Review & Giveaway: PretonSaver Ink Saver Software – 4 winners (12/9)

I am embarrassed by how long it has taken me to write this review and post the giveaway, but on the positive side, I have had a lot of time to try out the software! PretonSaver is a ink saver software program that allows you to not only save money on printer ink but also [...]

Giveaway: EcoSMART Home Pest Control (12/6)

EcoSMART would like to giveaway one of their Home Value bundle of 100% safe pesticide products to one lucky reader! The bundle includes: – Ant and Roach Killer (14 oz can) – Home Pest Control (24 oz spray bottle) – Flying Insect Killer (14 oz can) – Insect Repellent (6 oz bottle) I have not [...]

Review & Giveaway: HoMedics Shiatsu Massage Pillow (12/6)

Before starting on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, I spent as little time as possible in the kitchen. Now I spend at least an hour each day, but sometimes six or seven hours, prepping, cooking and cleaning up afterward. My back often aches after standing for so long. So when HoMedics contacted me about hosting a [...]

Review, Giveaway & $1/1 Coupon: StaphAseptic (12/9)

A few years ago, my cousin was hospitalized with a staph infection…. the dreaded MRSA – a highly resistant strain of staph that often will not respond to antibiotics. Most of her family came down with MRSA more than once — apparently it was very difficult to get rid of! They think it was initially [...]

Review & Giveaway: Udderly Smooth Lotion (12/9)

I have very dry elbows — so dry that my dermatologist prescribed a special cream because no lotion has helped. The same day she prescribed the cream, I received three Udderly Smooth products in the mail to review: – Udderly Smooth Shea Butter Foot Cream – Udderly Smooth Udder Cream – Udderly Smooth Moisturizing Lotion [...]

Giveaway: Z Tire Chains (this blog) & Whistler Weekend (Z Tires contest) (12/9)

It was 80 degrees in Dallas yesterday, but the first big cold front of the season swept in overnight and temperatures dropped by 40+ degrees! While Dallas does not normally see much snow (we usually get ice if the temperatures are cold enough), I have lived in and visited other parts of the country where [...]

Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the following winners of my latest giveaways: Disney on Ice – Princess Wishes I received a second 4-pack of tickets so I was able to select two winners! Both winners have been confirmed: Erin Walsh Elizabeth N. An additional show was just added for next week – Friday, November 26, 10:30 AM – [...]

Disney on Ice presents Princess Wishes – Discount Code & Giveaway for North Texas

Disney on Ice – Princess Wishes is coming to the Allen Event Center (north of Dallas) during the week of Thanksgiving! About the Show “Ariel, Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Jasmine and Mulan all make their wishes come true in this collection of celebrated tales wonderfully told through artistic skating and acrobatics. Audiences will [...]

Winners from 11/1 giveaways (3)

Sorry for the delay posting the winners. All winners were contacted on 11/1 and all have confirmed: More Secrets to Bow Making Success DVD Winner – #12 Comment – Jessica SmartKnitKIDS Seamless Socks Winner – #29 – shala_darkstone CardsDirect Winner – #71 – Amber Gifford Congratulations! If you haven’t already entered, there are two low [...]

Review & Giveaway: Robi Comb – Non-toxic head lice remover (11/15)

For nearly three years, I would read each email from my daughter’s school alerting parents that there was yet another lice outbreak on campus, but thankfully, the outbreak was never in my daughter’s class. I kept an eye out for the little buggers for a few days after each alert, but never saw any and [...]

Three low entry giveaways ending 11/1

A quick reminder that these three giveaways end on Monday: CardsDirect (25 cards – up to $50) – if you are sending holiday cards this year, this would be a good prize to win! (Only 68 entries so far) SmartKnitKIDS Seamless Socks – great stocking stuffer for kids! (Only 56 entries so far) More Secrets [...]

Review & Giveaway: Cahootie (11/15)

A few weeks ago, my daughter came home with a paper “Cootie Catcher” that she had made at school, except she called it a “Fortune Teller.” I hadn’t seen them in years so it was fun to see her playing with something I played with in the 80s. Recently I learned about Cahootie – a [...]

Giveaway: 25 Cards from Cards Direct up to $50 value (11/1)

***CLOSED…. Winner to be announced soon!*** Each fall, I think “I have plenty of time to get my holiday cards together,” and then I wait until the very last minute to do them. This “to do” item keeps going to the bottom of the list as more pressing “to do” items take priority. Last year, [...]

More Secrets to Bow Making Success DVD Review & Giveaway (11/1)

***CLOSED…. Winner to be announced soon!*** My daughter hasn’t been into wearing bows until recently. But she doesn’t clip them to her hair…. she clips them to her headbands! It’s a good look for her so I thought I should get her some more bows to clip on to her headbands – especially ones that [...]

Review: KT Tunstall’s latest album Tiger Suit

I loved two songs (“Black Horse and the Cherry Tree” and “Suddenly I See”) on KT Tunstall’s album Eye to the Telescope, so I was looking forward to receiving her latest album Tiger Suit from One2One Network to review. The album was released on October 5. For those who are not familiar with KT Tunstall, [...]

Review: Cuddlee Pet from

My daughter loves stuffed animals and has been asking for one that converts to a pillow, so she was thrilled to receive the pink bunny Cuddlee Pet from to review. It has become one of her top five stuffed animals since it arrived. She likes the size because it fits on her bed with [...]

SmartKnitKIDS Seamless Socks Review & Giveaway (11/1)

***CLOSED…. Winner to be announced soon!*** My six year old daughter and sock seams do not get along. She begs me to put her socks on for her because she can’t get the seams to line up just right on her toes. Putting on socks for school has been a daily source of frustration for [...]

Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the following giveaway winners: $25 Shell Giftcard: Robyn G OutLast Hand Sanitizer: Nan Lara 250 Die Cut Business Cards: Stephanie All have confirmed! I will be giving away the $25 Kroger gift card during the Holiday Gift Giveaway event. //

Review: EcoStore USA

I have been trying to remove not only foods that may be causing my daughter’s chronic inflammatory illnesses, but also household toxins in an attempt to see if her health improves. When I heard about EcoStore USA, I wanted to give their products a try. EcoStore USA is an extension of a 20 year old [...]

Winner of Disney Live Tickets

Congratulations to Stephanie Butler (comment #8) for winning the Disney Live tickets! She has 24 hours to respond to my email confirming that she will still be able to attend, otherwise I will select a new winner. // Giveaway: 250 Die Cut Business Cards (10/15)

Do you need personal or business cards? If so, check out this giveaway! is offering one of my readers 250 Die Cut Business Cards. Here are the options you can choose from: – 2 x 3.5”, 2 x 2” (square card) or 1.75 x 3.5” (slim card) – Die cutting options available: Rounded Corners, [...]

Movie Review: Life As We Know It

Last week, I had the opportunity to pre-screen the movie “Life As We Know It”. I don’t get to movies too much any more, so I was looking forward to going. “Life As We Know It” stars Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel, along with other familiar faces like Will Sasso (plays Josh) from Mad TV [...]

Disney Live Mickey’s Rockin Road Show Giveaway (Dallas/Fort Worth)

Disney Live is coming to North Texas! On Sunday, October 17, Mickey’s Rockin Road Show will hold three performances at the Allen Event Center. What A stage spectacular featuring classic Disney characters in an all-new adventure with an original storyline. Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy set out on a zany road trip where audiences join [...]

Kroger & Shell Fuel Rewards Program Overview & $25 Gift Card Giveaway (10/15)

In late August, Kroger announced the expansion of their fuel rewards program that now allows shoppers to not only save on gas costs at Kroger fuel centers, but also at 400 participating Shell locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area (as well as other U.S. cities). I have watched my Kroger fuel rewards come and go [...]

OutLast Long-Lasting Hand Sanitizer Review & Giveaway (10/15)

I recently had the opportunity to try OutLast hand sanitizer. OutLast Hand Sanitizer has a unique patented formula that was originally developed for hospital use. It is supposed to “kill germs on contact and control germs for up to 6 hours.” The makers of OutLast claim that most sanitizers work for as little as two [...]

Craving the Giveaways

I promise I will be posting some giveaways soon, including a Kroger gift card, and I will get back into blogging about ways to save money, but I wanted to quickly announce a new area of my blog – “Craving the Giveaways”. With the holidays quickly approaching, I have started looking for giveaways with low [...]

Rock ‘N Learn Phonics DVD Winner

Congratulations to Samantha – Comment #37 – who won the Rock ‘N Learn DVD! If you haven’t already done so, you can enter to win an iPad from Rock ‘N Learn by signing up here through September 30. //

Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to Robyn (comment #55) who won the EasyLunchbox System! Congratulations to Danelle (comment #56) and Janet F. (comment #61) who each won a copy of the I Hate to Cook Book. All three winners have confirmed their contact information. Stay tuned for another Kroger gift card giveaway that is coming soon, and don’t forget [...]

The I Hate to Cook Book – review & giveaway – 2 winners (8/25)

Since starting my daughter and me on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet three months ago, I have been doing something I really dislike… spending time in the kitchen! I have a long list of things I would rather be doing with my limited free time, and cooking and clean-up are not on it. But since I [...] review & giveaway (8/25)

A few months ago, I entered a blog giveaway to try to win an EasyLunchbox system. I was looking for an eco-friendly lunch box that would work for both my daughter and for me, and the EasyLunchbox system appeared to be a great solution. I was thrilled when I found out I won! I contacted [...] $60 gift card giveaway winner

I apologize for the delay in posting this. Rachel’s comment (#35) was selected by as the winner of the giveaway. We exchanged email last week so she’s the confirmed winner. Congratulations, Rachel! //

Kroger “Add Up the Savings” event & $25 gift card giveaway (8/20)

Congratulations to Sable – Comment #5. I have emailed her and she will have 48 hours to respond with her contact information. Thank you all for entering and don’t forget the other giveaways that end between now and the end of August (see right column for the list). I have several giveaways that I have [...]

Rock ‘N Learn’s Phonics Volume 1 DVD Review & Giveaway (8/30)

My daughter is starting first grade in a few weeks where she will be taught in French 60% of the time. She’s been at the same school for the past three years and has been learning in English, French and Spanish, but this year, the French instruction will increase by 10%. Even though she gets [...] – $60 Gift Card Giveaway (ends 8/1)

See the winner announcement. When I decided to start my daughter (and me) on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) after she was diagnosed in March with a chronic gastrointestinal illness, I was nervous. I really don’t enjoy cooking. Maybe because it takes up a lot of time — time I don’t have. Or maybe it’s [...]

$20 Visa GC Winner

Congratulations to Angel! I have emailed her and she has 48 hours to get back to me! //

Circus Ticket Winner!

Congratulations to Laura! She has confirmed her information via email. Thank you to everyone who entered! If you haven’t already, be sure to enter at Mommy’s Wishlist and Today’s Mama DFW. Today’s Mama DFW is giving away NINE packs of 4 tickets. If you don’t tickets, be sure to take advantage of the discount by [...]

Glue Dots – Summer Bonding Project

A month or so ago, I signed up to receive a sample of Glue Dots Adhesives through TwitterMoms so I could participate in the Summer Bonding Project. My daughter and I enjoy doing crafts together so I thought this would be something fun for us to do together. When I received the samples, I was [...]

Ringling Bros. Circus – Dallas ticket giveaway (ends 7/14)!

It’s that time again! The Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus will be returning to Dallas/Fort Worth from July 28 – August 15. The circus comes to Dallas the week of my daughter’s birthday so it has become a birthday week activity we have done four of the last six years. She noticed the [...]

Triscuit & the Home Farming Movement – $20 Visa GC giveaway

Have you noticed the new Triscuit packaging? Four million boxes of Triscuits now include plantable herb seed cards. The Original Triscuits include basil seeds, and the Reduced Fat Triscuits include dill seeds. But why? Triscuit is working with Urban Farming, a non-profit organization, to create 50 new community-based home farms throughout the United States. They [...]

Coupon Giveaway – 4 winners of “free” coupons! Ends 7/4

Winners: #39 – Nedra Lytle (emailed/responded) #32 – Steph S (emailed/responded) #51 – Mariam (emailed) #47 – Jenna H As soon as I hear back from Nedra, I will email Steph and so forth. If I do not hear from one of the winners within 48 hours, I will move down the list and select [...]

Upcoming giveaways & free nutrition workshop in Dallas – 6/24

I am finishing up my blog re-design and hope to launch on Monday, if all goes well. Once the new design is up, I will start blogging on a more regular schedule again! A few things I wanted to share: 1. Free Nutrition Workshop (Dallas readers) In the most recent In the Loop Kids newsletter, [...]

One eskimO review & free song download

I recently had the opportunity to review One eskimO’s self-titled debut album thanks to the One2One Network. When I work past 3AM, I turn on VH1′s Nocturnal State for background noise to keep me awake. The show has introduced me to a few bands that catch and keep my attention. One eskimO is one of [...]

Pillsbury Pizza Crust Review & Prize Pack Giveaway

Congratulations to Anita! Last month, I received a package from MyBlogSpark and Pillsbury that included a coupon for free Pillsbury Pizza Crust, some plates shaped like pizza slices and the Pictureka board game. When I signed up to review the Pillsbury Pizza Crust, we had not yet decided to start my daughter (and the rest [...]

Get Free Simply… Go-Gurt (first 30 people) & giveaway

If you haven’t already snagged a free coupon from another blogger’s site for the new Yoplait Simply… Go-Gurt, here’s your chance to get one. The first 30 readers to complete the form will receive a coupon* in the mail for a free package. If you’re not one of the first 30, you can still download [...]

Tropicana Juicy Rewards

Tropicana started a new program in January called Tropicana Juicy Rewards. When you purchase specially-marked Tropicana juice products, you will get a code that you can enter on the rewards Web site. The codes generate points that you can redeem for discounts at participating: – Retail/Online stores – Salons – Performing Arts Venues – Classes [...]

January is Thyroid Awareness Month – $25 GC Giveaway

WINNER: Comment #21: Ashley S. I have emailed Ashley and she has 24 hrs to respond. Congrats! Note: This is not a “deal” post, but something that I have experience with and feel is important to share with you. I had no idea that January is National Thyroid Awareness Month. As someone who has dealt [...]

General Mills lowering sugar in kids’ cereals & ‘free’ coupon giveaway

Congratulations to Robyn (Comment #1). You have 48 hours to respond to my email! General Mills announced in late 2009 that they have reduced the sugar in cereals advertised to kids under 12 years old to single digit grams of sugar per serving. They have also been increasing key nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin [...]

Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program & PUR Pitcher Giveaway

Here’s another item I received an email about while I was on vacation… Congratulations to Emily (Comment #7). You have 48 hours to respond to my email! PUR, the makers of water filtration systems, is partnering with the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program (CSDW) to provide clean drinking water to those in need. Approximately 4,000 [...]

New Rosarita salsas

I’m back from a nice 2+ week vacation and trying to get into a routine. I will blog about my trip soon… including my couponing experiences while traveling. It was the first time I attempted to clip coupons from my inserts and organize them before a trip. While I was away, I received some opportunities [...]

T.J. Maxx / Marshalls Holiday Giveaway

Congratulations to #32 – Jackie M.! I have emailed Jackie and if she does not reply within 24 hours, I will select a new winner using Have you shopped at T.J. Maxx or Marshalls lately? If not, now is a great time to look for gifts for friends, family and yourself! I stopped by [...]

Last chance to enter to win 4 movie tickets and a cereal coupon

If you were thinking about entering to win the Movie Moments gift pack from General Mills and MyBlogSpark, today’s your last opportunity. I will be selecting a winner after 9PM Central time and you have pretty good odds on this one! I used my cereal coupon to get a free large box of Cheerios with [...]

General Mills “Movie Moment” prize pack giveaway

WINNER – #17 – Sarah who saw “Up” and loved it. Congrats! If Sarah does not reply to my email within 48 hours, I will select another number using Sarah did not respond, so the winner was Doreen. Doreen responded within 48 hours. Congrats Doreen! Starting this month, you can get a free movie [...]

Five for Fighting Album Review

I recently had the opportunity to download and review a free copy of the new Five for Fighting album Slice, thanks to the One2OneNetwork. The album was released a week ago (October 12), and John Ondrasik (Five for Fighting) is now touring (no Dallas stop planned though). Many venues are already sold out! I was [...]

Where the Wild Things Are – IMAX Experience

Where the Wild Things Are: The IMAX Experience opened Friday, October 16th. I remember reading the book as a child and I have read it a few times to my daughter. I thought initially Where the Wild Things Are was a movie for children, but after reading a few reviews, such as this one from [...]

Elefun & Friends Game Review & Giveaway

Congratulations to Kori – Comment #4 – who won via selection! I haven’t blogged in about a week. I had to take a little break to refuel after some major energy drainers. The biggest was that my daughter fell at her theater class last week and got a large gash in her forehead. I [...]

Fiber One Yogurt Review & Giveaway

Two confirmed winners – Steph #9, Denise #11 The third winner did not reply to my email so I have selected a new winner using If she does not reply within 48 hours, I will ‘draw’ again. Congratulations to the winners! Ann #3 – confirmed on 10/19 MyBlogSpark sent me a Fiber One Yogurt [...]

Free theater performance & another fabulous Mommy’s Wish List giveaway

If you don’t live in Dallas or don’t have kids, scroll to the bottom of this post for information on how to see live theater for free in October! If you do live in Dallas and have kids, head over to Mommy’s Wish List and enter Lea Ann’s latest giveaway to win 3 VIP passes [...]

Mommy’s Wish List Giveaway: Discover Card coupons!

Do you have a Discover Card? Lea Ann at Mommy’s Wish List is giving away eleven $2 coupons to one lucky winner on October 4. These coupons were in the Sunday paper a few weeks ago and can be used at any store that accepts coupons and Discover Cards. I love these coupons! They don’t [...]

Review: Your Songs by Harry Connick Jr.

UPDATE: Get a free download of Harry Connick Jr.’s song “All the Way” on Oprah’s site. It’s valid for 24 hours only and started on 9/25! I first saw Harry Connick, Jr. perform when a friend and I visited New Orleans over summer break in 1991 – July 6, to be exact. I had just [...]

$30 Kroger Gift Card Giveaway

The winner of this giveaway is comment #21 – Jessie. Congrats! Thank you all who entered! The folks at General Mills, PepsiCo and MyBlogSpark have given me a $30 Kroger gift card to use during the Kroger Mega Savings Event. I was hoping to get to the store and post my shopping trip before opening [...]

Honey Kix Review & Giveaway

CONGRATULATIONS Jennifer (comment #9) who won this prize pack! I recently had the opportunity to try Honey Kix cereal thanks to My Blog Spark. I have eaten the original Kix since I was a kid (did you know it’s been around for 72 years?!?) and my daughter has enjoyed it for several years. Kix is [...]

Winner of the Ringling Bros. tickets

Thank you to everyone who entered the Ringling Bros. circus ticket giveaway. picked comment #12 – Allison Boyce. Congratulations Allison! Hollie at Happy Couponing will be posting a Ringling Bros. circus ticket giveaway on her blog sometime next week (probably Tuesday). Be sure to follow her blog and enter if you’d like another chance [...]

Last chance to enter the Ringling Bros. Ticket Giveaway (Dallas Show)

A quick reminder that today is the last day to enter the Ringling Bros. ticket giveaway. The odds are pretty good to win this one. I know some of you who have already left comments also subscribe via email, so be sure to leave one comment for each qualifying entry in order to increase your [...]

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus Discount & Giveaway

It’s that time of year again! The Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus will be visiting Dallas/Fort Worth in less than a month. This year’s show, “Over The Top” (aka The Blue Tour), will perform at the: Dallas American Airlines Center Wednesday, July 29 through Sunday, August 9 and Fort Worth Convention Center Wednesday, [...]

Mom’s Night Out & Other Mom-related events

The Mom’s Night Out event at Studio Movie Grill was a lot of fun! In addition to watching a movie, we got t-shirts and goody bags with lots of coupons and samples. Thanks North Texas Kids and! The goody bags also included the May issue of North Texas Kids. The Rainforest Cafe coupon for [...]

Spray ‘n Wash Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to #18 – Chhaya and #16 – Kathy. I sent both winners an email. If I do not hear back from one or both winners, I will use to select new winners. Thank you to everyone who entered! //

My blog may be a little quiet until 4/26

I am going participate in an all-day consumer panel for the rest of this week. I’m not sure whether I’m supposed to talk about the panel, so I’m not going to mention the name of the company, just in case. And then Saturday is my daughter’s first ballet recital. I’m going to be a ‘backstage [...]

Spray ‘n Wash Bright & White Giveaway

UPDATE: Congratulations to #18 – Chhaya and #16 – Kathy. I sent both winners an email. If I do not hear back from one or both winners, I will use to select new winners. Thank you to everyone who entered! A few months ago, I was selected to be a part of the Spray [...]

Neat Receipts Giveaway at Organize with Sandy

In February, I mentioned in a post that I use Neat Receipts to scan my receipts and keep them organized. I received email from some readers asking if I found a good deal on it since they’re expensive. I actually got mine as a birthday gift several years ago. The Neat Company has since released [...]

Bracelet Giveaway Winners Announced

Congratulations to the three winners of the Cheerios Circle of Helping Hearts pearl bracelet giveaway. The winners were selected using #5 – Janine #30 – Ashley #31 – D. Roberts I have emailed the winners. If for any reason I do not hear back from one or more of them, I will randomly select [...]

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

I just heard about the Ultimate Blog Party 2009, which is organized by 5 Minutes for Moms. It sounds like a great way to discover new blogs to follow. And… you can enter to win one of the hundreds of great giveaways that are listed on the site! Prizes include jewelry, gift cards, books, clothing [...]

$1.00 printable Honey Nut Cheerios coupon

I just spotted this $1.00/1 Honey Nut Cheerios coupon on a banner ad while reading my Yahoo email. If you get the specially marked Cheerios Circle of Hearts boxes, be sure to enter the code on the Website. Cheerios Circle of Hearts Bracelet Giveaway Want to win a freshwater pearl bracelet? If you haven’t entered [...]

Cheerios Circle of Helping Hearts

Congratulations to the three winners selected using #5 – Janine #30 – Ashley #31 – D. Roberts I have emailed the winners. If for any reason I do not hear back from one or more of them, I will randomly select another winner or winners. Thank you for entering! Have you heard about the [...]

Family Game Night

One way to save money and have fun with family and friends is to have a game night. A friend of mine regularly brings out the board games whenever she has a party, and everyone has a great time. They’re an excellent way to bring people together who have just met. And now that my [...]

Chili’s Guiltless Gourmet Review

I took my daughter to dinner at Chili’s tonight and used one of the free Guiltless Gourmet entree coupons I received from I have had their black bean burger in the past and thought it was so-so, and hadn’t considered having anything else on the Guiltless Gourmet menu again until I got the free [...]

Reusable bag giveaway

Erin at the JANE4Girls $800 Annual Budget blog is giving away a sample of reusable snack bags and a sample of reusable bulk food bags to one lucky winner. Watch Erin’s video to see the bulk bags in action and enter to win some. The winner will be selected on February 13. //

YMMV – A movie about coupon users

YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary) is now available for pre-order on I didn’t know this was in the works and hope to check it out soon. You can try to win one of five copies at The Coupon Cupboard forum. //

Smart Shopper Giveaway

Sandy from Organize with Sandy is holding a Smart Shopper Giveaway on her blog. The Smart Shopper is a device that you put on your refrigerator. You record your shopping list and coupons, and it prints out a list for you to take to the store. Check out her giveaway here. //

Another blog giveaway – for your feet!

Frugal and Fabulous is giving away a pair of Chenille socks. Act quickly as this ends Monday afternoon! //

JANE4girls $800 Annual Budget Giveaway

Do you have too many plastic shopping bags and want a better solution? JANE4girls is giving away five bag set of Ultimate hotSACKS with a matching set of reusable bulk bags, Meshy hotSACKS. Enter to win them here. //