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IHOP GiftCard

To all my readers who eat breakfast for dinner, I just got word that CityDeals is getting IHOP gift cards in.  These are real plastic gift cards valid at any location nationwide AND they're 20% off face value right now on CityDeals! Remember that IHOP makes more than just breakfast food too.  All the IHOP I could ever want, all day every day, for 20% off? It's like a dream come true! 
Click Here for IHOP GiftCard
I hope you enjoy!

Freebie Friday

Hope everyone had a very Happy Thanksgiving.  If you are back from your black friday shopping go ahead... sit back and relax.... and sign up for some freebies!

~ FREE SAMPLE  of Happy Me Skincare Acne Healing or Anti-Aging Cream

~ FREE Kellogg's All Bran Promise Pack

~ FREE  Sample of Felix Sensations Cat Food

~ FREE  Gift Labels and Coloring Pages for Download from Land-O-Lakes

Thanksgiving Day Table: Boring to Beautful

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I want to thank our guest author for a wonderful Thanksgiving Day money saving tips post.  Please visit our guest author at Mojave Max and 'like' on Facebook!! Enjoy and I can't wait to see what your table looks like...feel free to share your pictures.
Your Thanksgiving Table: From Boring To Beautiful On The Cheap
It happens every year- the magazines come out filled with dozens of photographs of perfectly decorated holiday tables. If you are hosting your own dinner (or a pot luck to save some money!), you don't have to have table envy. Here are some creative ways to make your Thanksgiving presentation picture perfect.  The magazine shows beautiful place card holders on the table for each guest. These start at almost $4.00 each!



Try mini pumpkins instead! Simply buy a bag of them- I have seen them for as low as $4.00 per bag of 10! Cut out business card-sized pieces of thicker card stock and write each guest's name on the card. You can even decorate the card with stamp…

Blog Hop Friday - Link Up

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Thursday Freebies

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There are some great freebies available this week.  Check them out here!

~ Sore no More natural pain relieving gel sample.

~ Free Holiday music downloads: Sugo Music Free Holiday Sampler, Timeless Christmas (Amazon MP3 Exclusive Sampler), Carol of the Bells, O Holy Night, Oh Christmas Tree, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Chacra World Music Holiday Sampler, (I) Deck The Halls

~ Free votive from Yankee Candle on Nov. 20 between 10-12 in stores. (This info can be found on their facebook page.  There is also a buy 2 get 2 free coupon available).

~ Free Sample of Burt's Bees Lotion on Facebook. (Like Burt's Bees on facebook & click the tab -  What Your Skin is Saying. Then Fill in the box that says -Tell Us What Your Skin Has To Say.  Then click publish and a box will come up to fill in your info.

~ Free Jiffy recipe booklet.

FREE ADT Child Safety Kit.

~ Free o.b.  Trial Pack.

Checking the mail has been so much fun the past few weeks!  Coming up next:  Your Thanksgiving Table: Borin…

Coupon Alert

Thanks to MyBlogSpark and MyGetTogether for providing a great coupon that can be used on any Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper OR Chicken Helper Home Cooked Skillet Meal.  Our family loves these "helper" meals, especially when we are strapped for time but still want a nice, warm, home cooked meal.  I'm happy to be able to share this coupon with all my family and friends.  Enjoy the coupon, a nice meal, and some wonderful family time.


Click Here For Coupon

Play to Win

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There are many companies right now that are offering some great prizes through instant win games (IWG).  Here is a list of instant win games you can play to win great prizes and learn more about your favorite companies.


Halls Pop a Drop and Don't Stop
HSN Great Gift Giveaway
Walgreens Stay Jolly
BestFoods The Real Food Project
Heinz Ultimate Party
Pillsbury Million Morning Smiles
Quicken Loans Thanks a Million
General Mills Great Gift Giveaway
Sunoco Fuel To Win
So far I've won a free bags of Halls cough drops, a Starbucks gift card, and a few coupons. The gift card just came yesterday!
What have you won recently?
*Enter at your own discretion.  In order to play the instant win games, you will have to fill out a form with personal information.  Please read all privacy policies carefully. I have played all the games listed above.

Tips to Save Money on your Heating Bill

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Is your heating bill higher than you'd like? Ours was to... until we started making a few changes around the house.  Here is a great list to get you started!

~ Insulate your doors.  You can very easily (and cheaply) buy the two sided insulation foam to place around your doors.  If you are losing heat from under your door, simply use a towel to cover the opening.
Click link for foam insulation: Duck 1278973 Foam Weatherstrip Tape, 5/16-Inch x 3/8-Inch x 10-Foot, 2-Rolls

~ Insulate your windows - you can buy a clear plastic sheet to attach to the inside or outsides of your windows to keep the heat in and the cold out.
Click Link for Window Insulation: Window Insulation Shrink Plastic Film Fit Inside Storm Windows 4 Pack Kit, Weathersealing

~ Turn the heat down - even a few degrees make a huge difference.  Find a temperature that is comfortable for the whole family and keep it there.  Try to stay in between 66-70 degrees if you can.  Also if you don't have one already, install a digit…

Veterans Day Freebies

Thank you to all of our veterans and to all those on active military duty: these freebies are for you!

Subway: Some Subway restaurants are giving free six-inch subs to veterans or active-duty members on Veterans Day (at participating restaurants, call ahead).

Applebees: All veterans and active duty military eat free from a limited menu at Applebee's on Nov. 11. Simply show proof of service or arrive wearing a uniform.
Outback Steakhouse: Veterans and active-duty military receive a free Bloomin' Onion and non-alcoholic beverage on Veterans Day at participating Outback Steakhouses.

Golden Corral:  Will offer their Military Appreciation Monday dinner. This year  on Nov. 15 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  All personnel are welcome.

Lowes: 10-percent military discount year-round offer for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve, retirees and disabled service members and their immediate families. All other veterans receive the 10-percent discount on Veteran's Day, Memorial Day and the Fou…

$25 Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway 11/16

Head on over to Health, Beauty, Children, & Family for your chance to win a $25 Starbucks GC.  This could be a great treat for yourself or a great gift to give.  Easy entries!
Click Link Below

Health, Beauty, Children & Family: $25 Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway 11/16

Crafts, Games, and Fun on a Budget

Having fun does not need to break the bank.  Here is a list of budget friendly DIY games and play.  Take some time to bring the whole family together to enjoy some creative thinking, design, and fun.

How to Make Your Own Play dough: (A friend shared this recipe with us a while back... thanks MT)
2 cups warm water
2 cups of flour
1 cup salt
2 TBsp oil (vegetable/olive)
1 TBSP cream of tartar

Mix all ingredients together in a pot over low heat.  When dough starts to clump, remove and let cool.  When cooled pat until smooth.  Add food coloring or scented oils to make this even more fun to play with. Store in an air tight container. If playdough starts to dry out, just add water.

Arm & Hammers PlayClay (we've used this recipe for playdough, ornaments, jewelry and other decorations).  We are going to make ornaments for the grandparents using the playclay, and putting our sons handprint in the clay and then writing a little message.
2 cups Arm & Hammer baking soda
1 cup corn starch
1 1/4 c…

Relaxing Blog Hop

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Check back tomorrow for some great DIY games, crafts, toys and more.  It'll be lots of fun!

Friday Freebies

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-Click here for a Post-it sample from 3M Brand

-Click here for a Free PNC Grow up Great Sesame Street Kids Kits (The free bilingual, multimedia kits include a Magazine for Parents and Caregivers, a Children’s Story with activities, and an original Sesame Street DVD that follows Abby Cadabby and her friends)

-Click here for a Free 2011 Calender from Pillsbury

-Click The Incredible Singing Christmas Treefor a full Free Veggies Tales Christmas MP3 Download

-Click here for Free Sample from Lactaid

-Click Wishing On A Star for the Free Beyonce MP3 download

-Click Free Books for Your Kindle (revised edition) for Free Books for Your Kindle


**Check Back Next Week:  for a great money saver.... DIY fun, games, and crafts!  Teaser:  how to make your own play dough, hand-print ornaments, crayons, board games... etc! It will be lots of fun for the whole family!

Toy Story 3 Review and Deal

We had a family movie night last night and our feature film was Toy Story 3. This movie was so good that I had to come do a mini review of it. The movie was completely entertaining and the whole family loved it.  This movie has it all; action, humor, heart, and suspense.  The imagination and creativity are simply amazing.  Watching this movie will put you right back into your childhood, wishing you could hold your favorite toy one more time and never let go.  I highly recommend this movie for your next family movie night or even for your next date night


Here is a hot Amazon.com deal for Toy Story 3.  It would make a great gift for any age. 

Have you seen Toy Story 3 yet??

Buzz on By Thursday

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Quick Tip: Free Food

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Are you sick of that halloween candy already?  On Sunday November 7 from 11am-9pm at Noodles & Company kids 12 and under can swap some of their halloween candy for a free kids meal (no adult meal purchase required).  This is a win-win. 

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Quick Tip: Finding the Lowest Gas Prices

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Save money on gas by checking all the local gas station prices before you leave the house.  The website we use is gasbuddy.com.  All you have to do is type in your city and state, or zip and it will pull up all the nearest gas stations with the best priced gas.  This is a great tool if you are planning out your budget, looking for places to cut back, if you are interested in saving money!

Have fun finding the best deals in your area (available for US and Canada)!