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Friday, June 25, 2010

New Freebies and More....

We hope all the Shopping Savvy Mamas and their families are enjoying Summer, the change of seasons, the children being home for school and all that brings....

We have some great freebies, sweepstakes and other offers for you to check out. As always, some of these freebies run out fast so get your's today.


Free Book for your children (12 and under) through the Borders Double-Dog Dare Summer Reading Challenge. It's simple and easy! All they have to do is read and record 10 books on Borders downloadable form and bring it to the store by the end of the contest (August 26) to qualify. Read up on this great offer at This Mommy Says.... by clicking HERE

Free Country Bob's Sauce: This deal gives you a coupon via the mail for a free bottle of Country Bob's Sauce (a $2.99 value). In order to be eligible, there must be a grocery retailer near you that carries their products. I discovered this on Freebies 4 Mom and if you visit the writeup about it and put in your zip code, it will tell you whether or not there is one near you. Worth a try! Please note: comments from several participants stated that their address was already in the database but they'd never sent for it. It worked for me though and it went thru so there must be a retailer carrying it here in Southwest Florida. If there isn't a retailer near you, you just don't get a coupon. CHECK IT OUT HERE

Free Secret Clinical Strength Sample from Walmart. GET ONE HERE

Free Thai Cashew Chicken Entree at Panda Express. This is a printable coupon for you if you have a Panda Express location nearby. This coupon is valid for one day, July 14th only. GET YOUR'S HERE

Free Sample of Nutrish Dog Food from Switch to Nutrish & Rachael Ray. CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR'S


Crucial Upgrade Your Life Sweepstakes: One entry per person by August 31st. Prizes are $500 gift cards to Home Depot, Best Buy or Sports Authority. ENTER IT HERE

Johnsonville Summerville Sweepstakes: Fifty (50) Picnic Gear will be awarded. Standard ground, domestic shipping is included with each Prize. Each Prize will consist of one (1) Patrotic Cooler; one (1) four- pack flag koozie; one (1) beach ball; one (1) pair of sunglasses. Ends July 13, 2010. ENTER HERE

$5,000 Grocery Giveaway Sweeps from Enter daily from July 1-August 31. ENTER IT HERE


Have a Rite Aid Pharmacy near you? Download this great coupon for $5 off any $25 purchase. Expires July 31, 2010. PRINT IT HERE

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Come Join Us At Miracle Momas Blog Party!

This is going to be some fun and hope you will join us! There is still time to get involved in the upcoming Miracle Momas Blog Party!

The more, the merrier! It's a fun way to gain followers, exposure for our blogs and support our fellow bloggers. Lots of great categories represented too!

How will this Blog Party work?

You can find out all the details by visiting the
Miracle Momas Blog Party post.

Everyone that wishes to participate should follow these instructions:

You write a post about the party on your blog on June 24th. You can grab the button from the Blog Party post and include it as I have above. Please be sure to link back to the post on the Miracle Momas blog about the Blog Party.

Then you link your blog up to the Blog Party right on the page about it and link back to your blog and post about the party. It's not hard and it's going to be lots of fun!

Starting on June 25th you can start visiting the blogs and leaving comments.
The Blog Party is June 25th and 26th.

There are also some prizes to be won during the Blog Party. In order to be eligable to win prizes, you must visit at least 5 blogs. You will need to leave a comment on each blog and follow them if they have a follow widget. Keep track of the blogs you visit because you will return to the Miracle Momas Blog and leave ONE comment with a list of the blogs you followed.

Then visit the Party Prize Page and pick the top 3 prizes you would like win and leave a comment telling us what they are. All prizes are numbered and tell how many winners there are.

Come join in the fun and hope to see you and your blog there!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Super Sale: $25 Gift Certficates Just $3 - Thru Sunday Only!

What a deal! What a deal! has done it again with their super special sale just in time for Father's Day!

This sale lasts until 11:59 p.m. PST on their website.

Get $25 Gift Certificates by using the code FATHER at checkout. And, there's an extra hidden bonus in this too. When you get your confirmation email, look for the Lobster Gram logo on your confirmation email or confirmation page. Once you click it, for a limited time you will also get a $10 off at Lobster Gram too!

Head on over to and pick up great deals to some of your favorite local restaurants! Just click the banner ad below to visit and get the deals: Weekly Promo Offer 234 x 60

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

10 Best Natural Foods For Your Buck

Happy Tuesday Savvy Shoppers!

Today it's official, the kids of our area are out of school for Summer. I've talked to a lot of parents lately who are feeling the pinch of keeping within a grocery budget. The kiddoes being home presents more challenge in that area as all our grocery budgets are bound to go up during the Summer. I have a growing 9 year old who seems to always be hungry so I feel your pain!

In general, I know many express how the grocery budget just doesn't go as far as it used to. Those dealing with the current employment crisis finds many families trying to make a grocery budget work on one income whereas they used to have no problem making it work on two.

Just keeping up with the costs of feeding a family is hard enough in today's times. But how do you do it AND eat healthy?

While these are probably all ones we know, this slideshow provided by All You Magazine is a quick read and sure to help you find healthy foods that make sense within the family grocery budget too!

So here it is Savvy Shoppers! Enjoy!

The 10 best natural foods for your buck

Plan your menus around healthy, nutrient-packed staples that won’t give you sticker shock at the checkout.

Eat healthy on the cheap.

Make the most of your grocery budget by stocking up on these versatile natural foods that are good for your health and wallet.

View it online here:

Friday, June 11, 2010

When To Go Generic and When To Pay A Little More

When I shop, I often try the generic brands and in many cases they are every bit as good (or better) than their name brand counterparts. You can always compare label to label and often times be amazed how very similar or exact the two are, excepting of course for the name brand and pricing.

Here's a very interesting article from Yahoo Finance courtesy of US NEWS that weighs in on when it's better to buy generics and when name brands are the better choice:

When to Go Generic - and When to Pay More

Generic brands suffer from a stigma. People tend to think those cheaper versions of name-brand products are of lower quality. But for many products, that's not true, and you're better off saving money and buying generic. In other cases, though, there really is a quality difference, and it's worth paying a little more.

In college, when my former classmates and I needed to spend as little as possible, some of us opted for "No Frills" cola, a cheap knock-off of the more popular brand-name soda drinks. This was a pathway to store-brand cola drinks, an acceptable substitute for me as an adult. I've since left behind soda in favor of water, but I still shop store brands for some items while finding satisfaction with only name brands for others.

Read on and find out what they say about generic brands here at Yahoo Finance: