Friday, July 23, 2010

Mom Magazine & Princess Audrey


I was so excited that FedEx dropped off a great (unexpected) box of goodies yesterday.  It was a great pick me up after breaking my foot on Wednesday!  I love free goodies and thanks to my growing following the freebies are getting bigger and better.  As always I love to share the goodies.  I was able to snag this great blogger pack through BSM Media.  If you are a mommy blogger I urge you to check them out.  The opportunities they keep sending my way have made many people happy!  I was excited to receive a free subscription of Mom magazine, but had 100% forgotten about it (from February)!  I love magazines and FREE magazines.  I would have been happy with the magazine alone, but the folks at Mom put together a great promo pack for all of the bloggers that are participating.

This pack knocked my socks off.  There are MANY amazing products in the gift pack and I will spend some time blogging about my favorites this week.  My opinions are my own, but I think it is best to tell everyone that I was given a heap of goodies for free! 

This box also arrived during a week that has been filled with planning Princess Audrey's Benefit.  For more info on our princess CLICK HERE to visit her Caringbridge page.  I plan on adding many of the items from this package to several raffle gift baskets.  If you are in the Champlain Valley area please mark your calendar and come out to support this wonderful family.  On Sunday 8/29, the grounds of The Assumption of Mary Church in Redford will be transformed into one huge Warm Fuzzy for Princess Audrey and her family.  The event will be held from 11am-6pm.  Check out the Facebook Event Page for all of the details.  There will be a spaghetti dinner, hotdogs/michigans, kiddie carnival, auctions, raffles, and an array of live entertainment.  The Bull and Napper families have been strong supporters of many great causes.  Now is the time for our community to give back and help them through the rough patch they are going through. 

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Weekly Cinema- a fantastic deal!

Weekly Cinema

CLICK HERE to check out Weekly Cinema.  I just joined and I am looking forward to this one!  Right now they are offering 1 FREE movie ticket and 3 tickets per month for a monthly membership fee of $15.99 per month.

You can purchase tickets via Fandango every month.  Both local theaters in Plattsburgh NY (Cumberland 12 and Regal) are part of the 16000 national theaters in the Fandango network.  I have purchased tickets through them on several occasions and the printable tickets are a breeze to use!

They are also throwing in Popcorn vouchers at the moment.  There ticket values are high and these monthly credits can be used to purchase 3D and Imax movie tickets.  Monthly Cinema makes family movie night much more affordable!

Restaurant.com

Restaurant.com

I love restaurant.com.  CLICK on the picture to visit restaurant.com.  Their gift certificates make excellent gifts.  My sister was always thrilled when I would send her $100 worth of certificates.  We have been buying certificates for over a year and I think between the 2 of us we have cashed in 15 of them.  There are bigger and better offers all of the time.  This week they are having a good sale.  Today is the last day to use the coupon code above.  Starting 7/23 you can use coupon code PLATE for an even better deal- $25 certificates for $2! Here are my favorite local restaurants:
  • Cafe Mooney Bay in Plattsburgh $25 gift certificate is valid on a $50 dinner purchase.
  • Pizza Putt in Burlington VT $25 gift certificate is valid on a min. purchase of $35. Minimum 2 entrees. Valid for Dine In ONLY. Excludes: Holidays/Special Events, Other Offers/Promotions.
  • HoJo's Lake Placid NY $25 gift certificate is good on any $35 food order.

Sam's Club Gift Card Contest


I love the Box Tops For Education Program.  Every year PTA/PTO groups across the country collect, sort, and organize these great campaigns.  Price Chopper always does a great job with their promotion of this great General Mills program.  This year Sam's club is jumping into the game.

The school year will be here before we know it.  Sam´s Club is offering several promotions to multiply your Box Top Points from Aug. 11 through Aug. 31.  Stock up on your favorite back to school items and earn more cash for your school. At the Sam´s Club Back-to-School event, you can get a head start on your collection and find 6 Box Tops on participating General Mills products. With your favorite Box Tops for Education brands at a great value, Sam´s Club is your one-stop destination for all your back-to-school supplies you need to send your kids off to school with confidence!


In addition, Sam´s Club is giving you the opportunity to earn even more Box Tops when you upgrade to a "Plus Membership." From Aug. 6 - Aug. 13, or while supplies last, visit the Member Services Desk of your local Sam´s Club and upon payment for your Plus Membership, you will receive a certificate for 150 Bonus Box Tops! For more information on how you can take advantage of the Back-to-School event at Sam´s Club, visit www.samsclub.com today!

Sam's Club and My Blog Spark were nice enough to upgrade my membership to a "Plus Membership".  There are several perks to this great program, but my favorite features are the added "coupon like" discounts and extended shopping hours.  They were also nice enough to send me a $25 gift card to help me get a jump start on my Box Top donations. 

HERE is the BEST part; They also sent me a $25 Sam's Club gift card to raffle off to a lucky blog reader.

Every reader has 2 chances to win.
  • To enter leave 1-2 comments on this post.  Only your comment and first name will be displayed to other readers.  I will be able to see the email addresses (I need to contact the winner).
  • Leave 1 Comment as a general entry. It can simply say- "here is my first entry".
  • Leave an additional comment telling me what General Mills product makes your life easier or leave an interesting "lunch box" idea.
I will select a winner at random using Random.org on August 4th.  The winner will get one $25 Sam's Club gift card.  Thank you Sam's Club and My Blog Spark!

Crazy Back To School Deals

I have heard that many moms are already counting the weeks and days until school starts.  Here are the best deals for Free/Cheap school supplies this week:

K-Mart (I refuse to go after the great coupon void debacle this spring, but there are good deals).

Register Reward/Catalina:  Purchase $15 worth of participating brands (Mead, Avery, 3M, Expo, Paper Mate, Liquid Paper and Sharpie), get a $4 coupon good off your next shopping order. Purchase $25, and get a $8 coupon good off your next shopping order. The coupon will print out at checkout. This promotion is running July 11-August 14, 2010.


$.25 Deals
  • Westcottt Shatterproof 12” Ruler
  • Crayola Crayons (24-ct)
  • Elmer’s School Glue Sticks (2-pk)
  • Simmons Woodcase Pencils (10-ct)
$.50 Deals
  • Mead Trapper Refills
  • Stretchable Book Covers
  • School Select Eraser Set (7-piece)
$1 Deals
  • Crayola Colored Pencils (12-ct)
  • Crayola Markers (10-ct)
  • Avery 1” Economy Binder
  • Bic Cristal Pens (10-ct)
  • Bic Mechanical Pencils (10-ct)
  • Bic Wite-Out Correction Tape or Fluid
  • Westcott Math Tools (2-piece)
STAPLES (Look for LIMITS, but remember the limit goes to 25 if you home school or have a teacher's reward card)

$.0.01 Deal (Limit 2)

  • Sunday through Wednesday with a $5 purchase
  • Staples Washable School Glue, $0.01 (Limit 2)

$0.25 Deals (Limit 2)
  • Bic Matic Grip Assorted Mechanical Pencils (5-pack)
  • Slider Pencil Case
  • Buy 1 Staples Photo Plus 4″×6″ Paper at $9.99, Get $9.74 Easy Rebate
  • Staples 3″×5″ White Ruled Index Cards (100-count)
Easy Rebate Deals
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Staples Photo Plus 4x6 Paper (60 sheets), $9.99 (Limit 2)
$9.74 Staples Easy Rebate (through 7/14)
Final Price = $0.25 after rebate
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HammerMill CopyPlus Paper (500 sheets), $6.79 (Limit 2)
$1.80 Staples Instant Savings
$3.99 Staples Easy Rebate (through 7/14)
Final Price = $0.25 after rebate

CLICK HERE, HERE, or HERE to print the newest Staples bonus coupons to save even more!

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