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Friday, April 30, 2010

6 Fabulous Vacation Getaway Sweeps from Parenting.com

PARENTING.COM is giving away 6 Incredible Trips for Mother's Day. Below is the descriptions and links for each. Please Note: The Official Rules state 1 entry per person so be sure to enter only once. What great vacation getaways they are offering!

Rejuvenate at LaSource Spa Resort in GrenadaReconnect with your hubby (or your sister or best pal) at the all-inclusive LaSource Spa. This trip for two for three nights, including airfare (provided by the Grenada Tourism Board), is worth $4,800. On the stunning, low-key Pink Gin Beach in Grenada, an unspoiled island that's one of the least developed in the Caribbean, you can get a spa treatment (like an Arawak head massage, aromatherapy session, Swedish massage, or body scrub) or go scuba diving daily. Darn -- the choices! No kids are allowed at the 100-room property, which has four restaurants, three pools, and a nine-hole golf course. (theamazingholiday.com)
ENTER ONLINE HERE

Bond with the fam on the Outer Banks in North CarolinaThe spectacular Crystal Coast is one of the only remaining natural barrier-island systems in the world. This family trip for four, airfare included, for a full week is worth $4,100. You'll be able to utterly unwind in an oceanfront home right on the pristine beach. As if the surf at your doorstep wasn't enough, you can meander through the Beaufort Historic Site, a charming old seaside town that was once home to seafarers and pirates. See the sights aboard a double-decker bus, and don't forget the shopping district. You'll get meal vouchers for a top-flight local restaurant, too. (Crystalcoastnc.org)
ENTER ONLINE HERE

Take it all in at Barcelo Maya Beach Resort in Riviera Maya, MexicoKick back in the lush tropical landscapes of the Caribbean at a posh resort with stellar kids' programs. This three-night all-inclusive trip for two children and two adults at Barcel¿ Maya Tropical Beach and Barcelo Maya Colonial Beach, airfare included, is worth $3,500. The resort is located between glitzy Cancun and the mysterious ruins of Tulum, so your crew won't run out of things to do. Take advantage of the family entertainment program, two kids' clubs, a 16,000-square-foot spa and wellness facility, and an extravagant array of meal options, from delectable a la carte restaurants to buffets. (barcelomayabeach.com)
ENTER ONLINE HERE

Get Adventurous at Wolf Creek, UtahEscape it all in a house or condo at a majestic 3,000-acre mountain resort. This three-night trip for two kids and two adults, airfare included, is worth $4,000. Your idyllic home in the mountains will come with a fully stocked fridge, and your crew can choose from a variety of activities -- from boating on Pine View Lake to a white-water rafting excursion -- that will get you out into the fresh, crisp air. All this feel-good fun is also good for the earth: The golf course is Audubon Certified, which ensures it's environmentally friendly and preserves the native wildlife. (Wolfcreekutah.com)
ENTER ONLINE HERE

Breathe easier at Barcelo Punta Cana Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican RepublicIf you and your man really need to kick back, the Barcelo Punta Cana Resort is the ultimate place to do it. This three-night, all-inclusive trip for two, airfare included, is worth $1,750. Chill on the dazzling white-sand beach where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean. You'll get treatments at the Metamorphosis Spa and dine like Brangelina at the seven international restaurants, featuring gourmet cuisines ranging from Dominican to French. Sounds like it couldn¿t get better? A private romantic dinner will be set up on the beach on a night of your choosing. (www.barcelopuntacana.com)
ENTER ONLINE HERE

Relax Completely at the Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun in Cancun, MexicoYou and your gang will be whisked into opulent five-star accommodations right in the heart of Cancun. This four-night trip for four, airfare included, is worth $4,000. You'll love that these swanky digs have something for everyone: you and your partner can indulge in a spa treatment, then lounge by the pool (with swim-up bar!), savoring delectable nibbles while the little ones burn off some energy at the Fiesta Kids Club. Or you can all just veg out next to the lagoon or the Caribbean Sea. (Fiestamericana.com) ENTER ONLINE HERE

Wouldn't it be GREAT to win an incredible vacation getaway for Mother's Day such as these!?! I wanted to pass these along for you this Friday. Be sure to enter and I hope someone we know wins! Have a great weekend!

Friday's Frugal Tip

Here is a great article I wanted to share with everyone entitled "10 Ways To Shop Smarter This Year". It brings to light some good points and I wanted to pass it along. (Courtesy of http://www.realsimple.com)

10 Ways to Shop Smarter This Year

A financial expert shares insights into how we can spend more wisely in 2010.
by Lee Eisenberg

Shopping can be rewarding or maddening. We buy stuff we need. We buy stuff we want. And we buy stuff we neither need nor want, not always knowing why. The search for an answer to that question―why?―led me on a three-year fact-finding odyssey in which I delved into the cultural, social, and psychological aspects of how Americans shop. What I found is that the why doesn’t always make sense. Yes, there are clever marketers who provide us with endless reasons to buy, but at the end of the day, nobody puts a gun to our wallets. So our best protection against imprudent purchases is to be aware of what’s influencing us. Here, 10 tips to help you be more mindful with your money.

1. Don't let the store seduce you. Retailers operate on the theory that the quickest way to our credit cards is through our senses. The speakers at Abercrombie & Fitch pump out loud, bass-heavy beats to get teenage hormones rocking; hotels and spas are redolent with aromas of minty freshness; jewelry stores aim high-wattage halogen lights at watches and rings to bring out even more sparkle. These so-called atmospherics entice us so we linger longer and spend more, but they won’t improve the value of the merchandise.

2. Don't let the store scramble your "reference price," either. This marketing term refers to the price that you expect to pay for something (because you have bought that item several times before), and retailers are quite adept at messing with it. Take, for example, a can of tuna. The price in your head is probably around $2.25. But by shrinking the size of the can from six ounces to five, the sellers are making more money, even though the price looks unchanged to you. Sure, when the kids are wailing and you’re in a hurry, you aren’t going to study every price-weight fluctuation. But being aware of this sleight of hand could save you money from time to time.

3. Shopper, know thyself. Some psychologists say that most of us fall into one of two categories: Low self-monitors aren’t too concerned with social feedback and make purchases based on their preference for a product, while high self-monitors buy to fit in. In general, you’ll make smarter purchases if you stick to your shopping temperament. Ignore these thoughts and quite a few buys will never make it out of your closet.

Read the rest of this article online by CLICKING HERE

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Get Some Fabulous Freebies Here!

It's a picture perfect weekend here in Southwest Florida. We hope that everyone is enjoying Spring and having a fabulous weekend.



Hot off the presses...the latest freebies we've uncovered around the internet. Each worked at the time of blogging them out but get the jump on them because in many cases supplies are limited. Have fun and enjoy the freebies!



Free Sample of Snuggle Liquid Fabric Softener: While supplies last. Get your's here:
FREE SNUGGLE LIQUID SAMPLE

Free Sample of Eucerin Daily Skin Balance Lotion from Walmart:
GET IT HERE

Free Sample of Welch's Fruit Snacks:
GET YOUR'S HERE

Free Prilosec Sample (for heartburn relief) from Walmart:
GET YOUR FREE PRILOSEC SAMPLE

Free Sample of Sun Crystals All Natural Sweetener:
GET IT HERE

Get a Free Sample of True Lemon crystalized lemon substitute:
REGISTER HERE

Splenda now has Flavors For Coffee in Hazelnut or Mocha. Get your flavor choice in 2 Free Sample sweetener packets:
GET YOUR'S HERE

Free Flixsticks for your dental health. Removes plaque, freshens breath and more. CHECK OUT THE OFFER HERE

Free Dove Men Care Shampoo From Walmart:
GET IT HERE

Free Dove Daily Treatment Conditioner. Register at their site.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Free Aveeno Nourish Shampoo
GET YOUR'S HERE

Free Sample of Member's Mark Baby Formula
GET IT HERE



Enjoy these and we will be sharing more as we find them and they are available.


The Latest & Greatest Sweeps To Enter


THE HGTV GREEN HOME 2010 SWEEPSTAKES:

You can enter daily until the contest ends on June 4, 2010 to win an incredible prize package from HGTV! Click the ad above and it will take you there!


We previously shared this one but remember to enter again! Contest end is coming to a close April 30th. It's the $5,000 GROCERY GIVEAWAY from MyRecipes.com


The REAL SIMPLE Gift Of Time Sweepstakes is one that is also drawing to a close but you can enter daily to win up to $25,000 and over 1,000 other great prizes.


For Moms: Robeez Little Green Steps Sweepstakes. Win Robeez eco-friendly shoes, a green toys collection and more. Sweepstakes ends May 20, 2010.


FREE MOVIE TICKETS FOR A YEAR SWEEPSTAKES from Red Plum. I was unable to display the rules to see when the sweepstakes ends so I would enter right away.



MAKE YOUR OWN DREAM VACATION SWEEPS: One winner will get $30,000 to spend on a fantasy vacation trip. Sweeps runs until February 28, 2011 and you can enter as much as you want. Sponsored by Reader's Digest.


MAKE MOTHER'S DAY SPECIAL A Sweepstakes from Cooking.com. Three winners each receive $1,500 in prizes including cookware and jewelry. Enter by May 7, 2010.


I LOVE REESE'S DAY SWEEPS May 18, 2010 is I Love Reese's Day and you can enter daily to win the 10,000 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups they will be giving away.

We will continue to pass along our sweepstakes discoveries for you as we find them and love to pay it forward. Have a great weekend, enjoy these, enter some and hope we see you among the winners. Have fun!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Freebies & Sweeptakes You Won't Want To Miss!

We know many of you love the Freebies offers and the sweepstakes so we have some more cool offers that we've uncovered just for you. There are loads of them here today so have fun!

Check out the great Birthday Club offers we've uncovered for free meals, desserts and more too!






Get a Free Healthy Snack Recipes E-Book filled with… Kid Snacks, Snacks for Teens, Low-Fat & Low-Cal & Low-Sodium Snacks, Snacks for Diabetics, and Healthy Party Snacks!


CLICK HERE TO GAIN ACCESS TO THIS GREAT FREE E-BOOK

FREE John Frieda Root Awakening Sample from Walmart! Just fill in the information and you are good to go! While supplies last.

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR FREE SAMPLE

Win a Trip To Colorado from Colorado Tourism. It says you have to answer one question. You can read the article and it gives you the answer though! Our five-night, six-day Colorado Trip Giveaway for four people features an exciting array of fun activities such as an exhilarating whitewater raft trip with Echo Canyon River Expeditions, a visit to the fascinating rock formations of the Garden of the Gods, entrance to the world-famous Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, and an excursion aboard the historic Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad. Air, car rental and lodging are included.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN THE TRIP

Free VitalAid Energy Drink Sample while they last.

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR'S

Free Birthday Burger offer from Red Robin E-Club! Get a free burger meal on your birthday via the Red Robin E-Club. Register here:

REGISTER FOR RED ROBIN BIRTHDAY E-CLUB

Do you have kids under 13 years old? Red Robin's E-Club also offers a Free Kid's Meal on their birthday so register the kiddoes!

RED ROBIN'S KIDS CLUB

More Birthday Clubs: Cold Stone also has a Birthday Club. Get Free Ice Cream on your birthday:

REGISTER FOR COLD STONE'S BIRTHDAY CLUB

Toys R' Us - Free $3.00 Gift Card on your child's birthday and an optional phone call from Geoffrey (the Toys R' Us mascot). Register all your children and they receive a $3.00 gift card to spend at Toys R' Us for their birthday!

SIGN UP FOR THE TOYS R' US BIRTHDAY CLUB

Free Uncle Ben's Rice Pouch - Your choice of Chicken Medley or Roasted Garlic. Get em' while they are hot and supplies last:

GET YOUR FREE UNCLE BEN'S RICE

Win a Free Box Of Cheerios - 50,000 boxes will be given away. Plus get $4 in coupons good for Cheerios cereal:

ENTER THE CHEERIOS GIVEAWAY HERE

Enter Rachel Ray's Big-Screen TV Sweepstakes. Join her site (it's free!) and you'll be automatically entered to win $5,000 in cash to spend on a tricked-out HDTV, plus all the extras. And as part of the site's Every Day people, you'll be able to save, rate and review recipes, post in forums and much more.

GET STARTED AND ENTER HERE

Free Parent's Choice Formula Samples for Baby. Have a new baby or expecting? Get some free formula samples from Parent's Choice.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FREE FORMULA SAMPLES

Potty Training? Check out these two great Freebie offers:

Get a Free Potty Training Success DVD from Huggies:

REGISTER FOR YOUR FREE DVD HERE

Pampers also offers a Free Potty Training Kit

REGISTER FOR A FREE POTTY TRAINING KIT HERE

More Baby Samples: Get samples of Baby Barn's Body & Hair Wash and Soft Skin Baby Lotion. While supplies last. Baby Barn features natural, organic products. You will receive an email you must confirm in order to receive your samples.

GET THE BABY BARN SAMPLES HERE

More Freebies and Baby Stuff at Babies Online:

Free Stuff For New & Expectant parents!

Win more free stuff from Baby To Bee:

Having a baby? Click this for FREE stuff.

Do you live in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina or Tennessee? Enter to win Campbell's & Publix $80,000 Grocery Giveaway. Four people will win $15,000 ($10,000 in cash and a $5,000 Publix Card) and 200 additional lucky winners to receive $100 Publix Cards. Sweeptstakes ends 5-31-10. You can enter this once per day!

ENTER THE GROCERY GIVEAWAY

Another great giveaway from Unilever and Publix. Act fast as this one expires on April 30th. Good for residents in Publix Supermarket Areas in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee only. One grand prize of $10,000 to use towards the Silver Platter Service of your choice and 100 winners will receive a $250 Publix Gift Card.

ENTER THE UNILEVER PUBLIX GIVEAWAY

Mimi's Cafe Win A Trip To Paris Sweepstakes - See official rules and information at their site.

ENTER THE MIMI'S WIN A TRIP TO PARIS SWEEPS HERE

My Coke Rewards No Car Payment For A Year Sweepstakes: Register at MyCoke Rewards and you could win $6,000!

REGISTER TO WIN AT MY COKE REWARDS

Olive Garden's Win A Culinary Tour Of Italy Sweepstakes - This one is expiring soon too on May 9th so get your entries in. You can enter Daily and they are giving away a $25 Olive Garden/Darden Gift Card each day. If you opt for it, they will even send you a daily email reminder to enter again until the contest is over.

ENTER THE OLIVE GARDEN SWEEPTAKES HERE

Free Sample of Crest 3D White Strips From Walmart. Hurry as supplies are limited.

GET YOUR FREE CREST 3D SAMPLE HERE

Free Benefiber - Get your free sample of Orange Benefiber also from Walmart.

FREE ORANGE BENEFIBER POWDER SAMPLE

Kotex is still offering it's free sampling packs. Four options to choose from. Grab one before they are gone:

REGISTER HERE FOR FREE KOTEX SAMPLES

Moms With Little Ones: Join the Juicy Juice community and get a Free Juicy Juice Sippy Cup and Guide To Children's Nutrition: Age By Age

REGISTER ONLINE WITH JUICY JUICE HERE

Great For Kids: Free GEO Trax DVD - While Supplies Last. You have to register online and limit one per household.

FREE GEO TRAX DVD

Natural Nibbles Dog Treats: You can get Free Samples at their website

FREE NATURAL NIBBLES DOG TREATS

Feed Your Dog For A Year Sweepstakes: Enter and see the official rules and more here. Sponsored by WOW Prizes.

ENTER THE FEED YOUR DOG FOR A YEAR SWEEPS

Be sure to stay tuned to Shopping Savvy Mama and our Blog as we bring you the latest and greatest in Freebies, Sweepstakes, Sales, Discounts and Special Offers. You can subscribe to your Blog and get it right in your email too!




Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Online Shopping Deals On The Radar

We've spotted a TON of great deals and discounts this week at some really great online merchants.

Check out the great deals and take advantage while they last!

VeggieTales Store:
VeggieTales Store is having a $5 DVD sale on select titles for your VeggieTales fans! Even better, with a $10 purchase you will get a Free LarryBoy Mouse Pad while supplies last. To take advantage of this offer with the pre-embedded free mousepad code, click here:

FREE LarryBoy Mousepad with $10 purchase. While supplies last! Enter Coupon Code LBMPD-CJ at checkout.


My Nursing Uniforms is having a 20% sale on many great items including brand names like Landau, Cherokee, Skechers and Tooniforms. Get Free Shipping on any order $50 or over by using this exclusive code at checkout: FREESHIP50. This is a limited time offer. To shop, click the banner below:

Best deals in nursing scrubs & medical uniforms



10% off sitewide at Nubius Organics. Good thru April 30th. Use coupon code EARTHDAY at checkout. To shop, click their ad below:






Checks Unlimited has numerous specials going for you to save on printed checks. Check them out: Click Here!


ONE DAY ONLY SALE! In honor of Tax Day, Boca Java is offering 50% off all coffee ordered from their website that day. This is awesome. Take advantage!Receive 50% off coffee from Boca Java on 4/15/10.


Boutique To You is promoting a sitewide 10% off code for celebrity inspired fashions. Just use get10off as the coupon code to get an additional 10% off at checkout. Shop their site by clicking their ad below:

Boutique to You Coupon get10off



LOVE HELLO KITTY? Baghaus has a special, not well advertised promotion for you! Valid until 5-13-10, you can save an added 10% on all Hello Kitty merchandise by using code hkitty at checkout. Shop all their Hello Kitty line by CLICKING HERE.


TAX BREAK FREE SHIPPING PROMO from Crazy For Bargains - Crazy For Bargains offers an extensive line of sleepwear and more for the entire family at great prices. Get Free Shipping by placing your order by 4-15-10

Free Standard Shipping within the U.S. with no minimum!
2 Days Only: expires midnight April 15, 2010!



Double Coupon Sale at Shop Taste of Home:
Get 10% off PLUS Free Shipping - just click the ad below and use the code at checkout. Make note of this one, it's good thru 6-12-10 thru this direct link only!

Double Coupon! Save 10% + get Free Shipping when you ShopTasteofHome.com. Use code: LST16 Ends 6-12-10


Taylor Gifts is having another 20% off sitewide sale. Click the precoded link below to be taken there to shop around. This offer is good thru Sunday, April 18th. Taylor Gifts has a huge assortment of gift ideas including many As Seen On TV Items:
Get 20% off at TaylorGifts.com now!


Birthday planning made easy with Celebrate Express! They offer some great, affordable solutions to those special occassions. You can take $10 off any online order of $65 or more by using the code Spring65. This is valid thru 6-30-10 so again make a mental note of it when planning those upcoming parties. Click their ad below and use the code to get the great discount:


$10 off $65 or more



Wrapables is also offering a Free Shipping Storewide Sale by using the precoded advertisement below. I don't know for sure when this expires though.


free shipping





All Aboard Toys is having a 20-80% off sitewide sale PLUS Free Shipping on all orders over $75. This sale is good thru April 18th and no special code is needed if you click the pre-embedded ad below:

Spring Super Sale: 20 – 80% Off Site-wide Plus Free Shipping on orders over $75!


TY's Toybox is also having a sitewide toy clearance sale. 20-80% off everything plus they are offering Free Shipping off of any order $69 or more! TY's Toy Box has a huge selection of all the favorite children's character toy items including Backyardigans, Strawberry Shortcake and dozens more. This expires on April 18th also and you can use the pre-embedded code link below to get the special deals:Spring Super Sale: 20 – 80% Off Site-wide Plus Free Shipping on orders over $69!

Those are all the great deals we know of, hot off the presses and on the radar now. More coming as we spot them so stay tuned!

Keep Shopping Savvy!

Freebies, Sweepstakes & More For Shopping Savvy Mamas!

Shopping Savvy Mama has some good late-breaking offers to tell you about this week. Freebies, deals, sweepstakes and more out this week:

COOL DEALS JUST OUT!

Free Carefree Sample and $1 off coupon - get em' while they're hot!

My Recipes $5,000 Grocery Giveaway - You can enter daily thru April 30th!
Enter Here

Room Makeover - Spring Cleaning Getaway Sweeps from MyHomeIdeas.com
Enter Here

Get $5 For Signing Up: Sign Up for Ebates! Get Cash Back Online Rebates for everything you shop for online including eBay purchases!
Sign Up Here

Rachel Ray Sweepstakes: You can play once a day! One-of-a-kind supermarket sweepstakes worth over $30,000 in food and grocery prizes:
Enter Here

$5 Bonus Cash from Mr. Rebates - If you like Cash Back Rebate programs for online shopping, here's another one to take note of and right now they are offering a $5 Bonus for registration:
Register Here

Enter to win a Dream Trip For 2 to Tuscany from Fine Cooking. Enter Here

Look for more coming your way as we hear of them. Here's To Shopping Savvy!






Friday, April 9, 2010

Freebies For New & Expecting Moms


Special Sale - Today Thru Sunday, April 11 at Taylor Gifts

Taylor Gifts has a special sale going on but it's limited to this weekend only! April 9-April 11, you can take $10 off any order $50 or more!

Taylor Gifts has a huge selection of merchandise, gifts and is one of the largest online retailers for popular As Seen On TV Items!

Just click on the link below as the discount code is already embedded and you should receive $10 off at checkout:

Take $10 Off

FREE Boca Java Coffee Offer & More!

FREE Boca Java Coffee - HURRY because this is limited to the first 5,000 guests to respond!

Get 4 Free Coffee Sampler Packs by paying just $2.99 shipping and handling. That's 32 cups of delicious Boca Java Coffee and you certainly can't beat this offer!

Visit this link to take advantage:

http://www.bocajava.com/specials/BabyBocaSample.jsp?promo=4samlp

If you haven't tried Boca Java, you don't know what you are missing. I have ordered from them several times and it's great quality coffee!

Boca Java also has a 20% off offer going on now, plus some other great offers with freebies and additional product. Check out the banner ads below and click on them because they are coded with these specials and you'll receive them at checkout:

Boca Java 20% off Coupon