Friday, August 21, 2015

Swag Code Alert!

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    Make sure to go to Swagbucks on your computer or Mobile app to get your free SB before time runs out! If you don't know about Swagbucks yet, it's the largest rewards website that gives people free gift cards for the things they do online. 

    In addition to earning SB through the Search engine, playing Games, Watching videos, taking Surveys & more, they also like to give out Swag Codes for bonus SB! Redeem these limited-time-only Swag Codes whenever you see them and you'll get your gift cards even faster! 

    Swagbucks is how we are saving for Christmas 2015! Sign up today and get the Swag Code while it lasts.

    Friday, August 14, 2015

    Swag Code Alert!

    Exclusive code! Hurry to redeem the Swag Code SurveySuccess to earn three points called Swagbucks. This code is only valid from 2 pm EDT to 3 pm EDT today, Friday August 14th!

    Sunday, May 17, 2015

    Free Gift from Shutterfly!

    Ending today, Shutterfly is offering a free gift. Choose from one 16 X 20 print, one small luggage tag, one mouse pad or two 8 X 10 prints. Just enter the code GOODCHOICE at checkout to apply the discount. Hurry though, this deal ends at 11:59 PM PT on May 17!

    Saturday, May 16, 2015

    $5/$25 Coupon @ DG!

    Dollar General has released a $5 off $25 coupon for use in their stores today only! You can get your coupon on Dollar General's homepage. If you head out to use this coupon, remember to give this coupon before other coupons and your subtotal must be $25 before taxes. Looking for great match-up ideas for this coupon? You can visit our friends at We Use Coupons for a list of great match-ups. Happy Shopping!

    Friday, May 15, 2015

    Kids Bowl Free!

    I am super excited about this new summer program. Select bowling allies across the United States and some in Canada are participating in this inaugural program to provide a safe, fun way to keep kids active this summer. Registered children are entitled to two free games each day this summer. Restrictions are listed by center, such as age (our local bowling alley is 15 and under) so be sure to locate your individual bowling alley for details. Our program started May 1 and runs until August 31, but again be sure to check with your local bowling alley for dates and times.

    You can get more information from the Kids Bowl Free site. Summer break is fast approaching and if you are like me you are looking for ways to keep the kiddos active so they do not turn into couch potatoes so this is a great start!

    SB Bee Onederful!

    Through today, you can earn 2 swagbucks just for inviting a friend to join. You will earn the SB for sending the invite, whether your friend decides to join or not. It cannot get much easier than that.

    New to Swagbucks? You can check it out here. It is how we are saving for Christmas 2015 in our family!

    Thursday, May 14, 2015

    Special Swagcode Released!

    This code is available for US, Canada and UK swaggernauts only. Available from 1 pm EDT to 2 pm EDT (10 am PDT to 11 am PDT). Not a member of Swagbucks? Head over to their site here to get started earning great rewards!

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    Just for our readers, a special swagcode will be released today, Thursday, May 14, 2015. Our special swagcode will be available from 1pm EDT until 2 pm EDT, so just one hour only so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for its release and enter it quickly! Check back this afternoon to get your special swagcode worth 3 SBs.

    Monday, May 11, 2015

    $20 GC: Target College Registry

    With high school graduations fast approaching, this is a great idea to help those relatives who want to get that grad something and do not want to just give cash. A college registry will let them know what the soon-to-be college student wants and/or needs to start their college journey off right. And for those who register by May 16th, they will receive a free $20 gift card by mail just for creating a registry. It is a win-win. Hurry and sign up and create your registry now!

    Save those memories!

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    Prom Dress to Impress!

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    So we had a crazy busy weekend in our house. Not only was it Mother's Day weekend, but it was prom weekend for our high school. Ok, my daughter's high school, but hey, it used to be mine too. I was worried in the weeks leading up to this about the cost. Well, I must be doing something right, because my daughter took to the Internet to search for the best prices on prom dresses. And she did great research. She found a great site with incredible prices on dresses. is the place to look if you want a great price on a great dress. We were down to the wire on ordering her dress, so were a bit stressed when we had only a week and a half left until the big day when we placed the order. We just did the free shipping, which estimated 3-7 days, and were pleasantly surprised when the dress arrived on day 4, with one week left until the dance. Oh and the best part, the dress was 50% off what we would have paid in a dress shop!

     My daughter received so many compliments on her dress as well. It was a perfect fit, wonderful light material so that she could move and dance, yet still form fitting enough she did not feel as though she would have an issue with the dress being strapless. I must say we were so very pleased with our find and will be shopping there again for her dress needs in the future. They also have graduation dresses, homecoming dresses, and so much more.

    Sunday, May 10, 2015

    Happy Mother's Day!

    For all of those who have been blessed with a child, biological or other, still with you or looking over you as your angel, we salute you and hope you are having a beautiful day celebrating the joy of being a mother.

    Friday, May 8, 2015

    Lowe's Build & Grow: Mother's Day

    Does your little one still need a gift for mom (Sunday is Mother's Day)? Well there is still time to register for the Lowe's Build and Grow workshop taking place on Saturday May 09, 2015 starting at 10 am. I must say, if it is the planter in the picture, I would take my 15 year old if she didn't have prom to prepare for tomorrow (yes, that is an all day event, so if you have not reached that stage, brace yourself :). This planter is super cute, and the best part is the workshops are free. Want more information? You can visit Lowe's Build & Grow's homepage to check out this workshop and the other great events they plan.

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    Guys Trying the Pregnant Belly!

    Ok, so I am supposed to be studying for my final exam in US History tomorrow, but I just had to check my Facebook before I settled in with my notes. And boy am I glad I did, because I found a real gem. Now I do not know these guys, but I just had to share so all the moms out there can get a chuckle out of this as well. They do try to bleep out much of the cursing, but I am going to give the warning that the do have some, so if it might be really offensive, you might want to skip this one. The Try Guys are so hilarious though so brace yourselves. This mom really enjoyed this video and cannot want until the rest of the series is released. In honor of the upcoming Mother's Day holiday, enjoy!

       The Try Guys: Pregnant Bellies

    Sunday, March 1, 2015

    First of the Month~ Coupons Reset!



    Free American Girl Events!


    If you are like our family, you have an American Girl fan in your midst. If so, there are great activities hosted by the American Girl Stores, many free, which are perfect for that fan.
    Upcoming Free American Girl Events:
    *Multiple dates in March: Grace's Macaroon Notecard Craft
    *March 10: Bitty Baby & Me Storytime
    *March 28 & 29: Samantha's Story Reading and BeForever Craft

    Be sure to check out the American Girl event page for a full listing of events and to register for those you are interested in attending.

    Sunday, February 1, 2015

    First of the Month~ Coupons Reset!


    Free American Girl Events!


    If you are like our family, you have an American Girl fan in your midst. If so, there are great activities hosted by the American Girl Stores, many free, which are perfect for that fan.

    Upcoming Free American Girl Events:

    *February 10: Bitty Baby at the Ballet Storytime
    *February 14: Valentine Card Craft
    *February 21 & 22: Addy's Birdcage Craft

    Be sure to check out the American Girl event page for a full listing of events and to register for those you are interested in attending.

    Friday, January 9, 2015

    Savingstar Friday Freebie!

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    Thursday, January 8, 2015

    First Swagbucks Team Challenge of Year!

    It is not too late to sign up for the latest Swagbucks team challenge!

    You can join the 2015 Rewarding Resolutions Team Challenge at 10am PT (1pm ET) on Tuesday, January 6th! There will be a button in the upper left corner of the homepage for you to click and join!

    2015 Rewarding Resolutions Team Challenge Details:
    • Begins: Tuesday, January 6th at 10am PT/1pm ET
    • Ends: Friday, January 9th at 11:59am PT/2:59pm ET
    • 4 Teams: Gym Rats, Travel Bugs, Piggy Bankers and Bookworms
    Throughout the 2015 Rewarding Resolutions Team Challenge, earn points for your team by winning Swag Bucks in the below categories. Each earning activity equates to a different point value.
    PLEASE NOTE: We have removed Mobile Videos and Encrave from this Team Challenge – but there are still a lot of other opportunities to earn SB and points for your team!
    • Mobile Special Offers: Download the Swagbucks Mobile App and every time you earn SB for taking part in mobile special offers, you’ll contribute 30 pts to your team!
    • SwagButton: Contribute 20 pts to your team everyday that you’re logged into the Swagbucks Extension (SwagButton).
    • Surveys: Get rewarded for giving your opinions on surveys and you’ll also contribute 15 pts to your team!
    • Search: Search the web and every time you earn SB you’ll contribute 10 pts to your team! Make Swagbucks Search your preferred search engine and you’ll never miss out on a search win.
    • Special Offers: When you earn SB for participating in Special Offers, you’ll contribute 10 pts to your team!
    • Games: Play Swagbucks games and every time you earn SB, you’ll contribute 5 pts to your team!
    • Swag Codes redeemed via SwagButton or Mobile: There are a lot of places where you can redeem a Swag Code, but when you redeem your Swag Codes through the SwagButton or the Swagbucks Mobile App, you’ll contribute 5 pts to your team!
    • Swag Codes redeemed via Desktop: Redeem Swag Codes on your desktop and you’ll contribute 1 pt to your team!
    Everyone that participates in this team challenge and contributes AT LEAST 100 POINTS to their team’s total will win bonus Swag Bucks! See below for our updated bonus amounts:
    • 1st place: 80 SB
    • 2nd place: 50 SB
    • 3rd place: 30 SB
    • 4th place: 20 SB
    And finally, the Top 5 Point Contributors from each team will win bonus Swag Bucks as well: 500, 400, 300, 200and 100 respectively.
    Right now the Gym Rats are in first place, but hopefully my team the Piggy Bankers can catch up!

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    Hurry and print this high value Huggies coupon before it is gone! We don't see them at this value very often!

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    Wednesday, January 7, 2015

    Planning a Sweet Sixteen on a Budget

    Ok, so our oldest daughter will be turning 16 in the fall of 2015. Yes, I know it is crazy, but not dwelling on that, it means this momma has some planning to do. And we all know that I do not like to pay retail for anything, birthday parties not excluded. The actually planning notebook for this party was started probably about 6 months before the child's 15th birthday this November, but I like to have plenty of time to plan something of this magnitude (yes, I will need 3 years if she needs me to help plan her wedding, heaven help us all LOL).

    So our first step was to decide what theme she wanted. I wanted her to be sure that it was something that she would still be happy with in a year and a half, and it seems like she found it. She will be having a Parisian sweet sixteen. Her colors are pink (both hot pink and pale pink will come into play), black and white.

    There are so many resources online for this sort of thing, and I will be sharing those as we go on this journey. The first I found really helpful was the checklist I found at 1516Forever. This is twelve month checklist that we are following, but do not panic if you are starting later in the game. Just Google "sweet sixteen checklist" and you will find results that will help you plan a great party in as little as 3 months. Although we have this checklist, we will probably jump around a bit on getting things checked off as well since we are looking for the best deals to make this party the best we can with the least financial commitment possible.

    Looking forward to sharing this crazy adventure with everyone. Wish us luck!

    Thursday, January 1, 2015

    First of the Month~ Coupons Reset!


    Free Coffee @ Sheetz today!

                         Brittany Parker's photo.

    Don't forget, Sheetz stores are offering free coffee today, New Year's Day, until 4 pm. If you need a quick caffeine boost, be sure to stop in and grab yours before it ends!

    BBW Semi-Annual Sale!

    Up to 75% Off Select Items > Shop now

    It's one of my favorite times of the year: the Bath & Body Works Semi-Annual sale (betcha thought I was gonna say something else huh? :) )

    Head over to Bath & Body Works homepage now to save up to 75% on sale items. Hurry though, this sale doesn't last forever!

    Bonus Sign-Up Swagbucks!


    We are super excited to announce that we are now partnering with Swagbucks! That means we can provide our readers with additional earning opportunities and fresh, new content regarding Swagbucks. I personally have been a member of Swagbucks for several years now and have been able to cash in for well over $300 worth of Paypal prizes in just the last year alone. This is a great program.

    From now until January 16th, just enter the code KountryKpn15 when you sign up through our link here and earn 70 swagbucks just for signing up with us. That means you will earn 100 swagbucks just for becoming a member and going through us.

    This is a completely free program with wonderful benefits. I am sure many of you have seen that is how we like to save for Christmas in our family. Now you should give it a try. But remember, you gotta act fast, my bonus code is only active until January 16th!  

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       Once you become an HPOL member, you will instantly receive a quick survey to earn your first points! Once you complete the initial survey, you will start receiving invitations to participate in a variety of cool surveys. Topics include: consumer, technical, political, etc. For every survey you successfully complete, you will receive points called HIpoints, which you will be able to exchange for awesome rewards after just doing a couple of surveys! For each survey that you are directed to, but do not qualify for, you will be rewarded a HIstakes entry and 15 HIpoints. Also, with every survey you complete you have a chance to enter our $10,000 sweepstakes!

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    Free American Girl Events!


    If you are like our family, you have an American Girl fan in your midst. If so, there are great activities hosted by the American Girl Stores, many free, which are perfect for that fan.

    Upcoming Free American Girl events:

    *January 1~3: Introducing the American Girl of the Year 2015
    *Mupltiple dates in January, February and March: Grace's Travel Tags
    *January 13: Princess Bitty Baby Storytime
    *January 24 & 25: Kit's Tree House Craft

    Be sure to check out the American Girl event page for a full listing of events and to register for those you are interested in attending.

    Happy New Year!

    From our family to yours, we wish you the happiest of new years and hope that with it comes wonderful memories and times well spent.