Friday, January 9, 2015

Savingstar Friday Freebie!

                           Friday Freebie Sparkling ICE Coupon
Don't miss this Friday's Savingstar freebie!

Sparkling ICE® water, lemonade or iced tea17 oz. bottle only

expires 01.11.15

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!

Hot Huggies Coupon!

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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!

New Year, New Goals

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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!  

Great New Earning Opportunity!

   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!

To get started, fill out the quick registration form! Once you have registered, you will need to verify your email address and answer the initial quick survey. Then, you are on the way to taking fun surveys and redeeming rewards!

To become a member now, visit their site here.

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.