Sunday, October 30, 2011

Upstate NY?

Written by Sherri Hicks

My sister and her husband just picked up and moved to upstate NY and I haven’t decided yet how I feel about it. Of course I miss her and my nieces but what I’m really concerned about is that It seems like it was all her husband’s idea and she didn’t have a lot of say in the matter. I love my sister but sometimes she’s kind of a doormat for people who are more aggressive than she is. They bought this great big house up on one of the lakes and it does seem nice but I’ve been wondering what she’s going to do all day all the way up there. I found a site called and told her about it for her energy rates which will hopefully help because I know the new mortgage is already a bit of a strain. I know she’s a grown up and she’s got her whole life in front of her but I worry about her like she’s my own daughter because I’m older!

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Friday, October 28, 2011

FREE Health E-Newsletter

Are you always searching the net to find out the latest and best health related information? I have found the perfect site.  All you have to do is provide your name and email address to receive all the great information! The Doctors Health e-Bulletin is a daily e-letter focusing on alternative health remedies, breakthroughs, news and advice. They regularly offer other products such as health newsletters, books and nutritional supplements from Bel Marra Nutritionals.  Easy and Free Sign Up

FREE Eye Exam and One Pair of Glasses

This is a great opportunity to help those in need.  Visit See Much More and take their pledge.For every person who clicks on this pledge button one child, who attends the Boys and Girls club, will receive a free eye exam and pair of glasses. 

It is free to take the pledge and only requires a click of the mouse.  Take your pledge today!

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

GIANTmicrobes Review and Giveaway

So I’m happy to report that I recently graduated with my biology degree!  I am so passionate about science that I actively search out anything that has to do with science.  I was recently searching for new creative ways to start teaching my son about science and came across the GIANTmicrobes website.  I instantly became fascinated with their website.  GIANTmicrobes actually takes diseases, cells and bodily functions to a whole new and cute level.  They actually turn these horrible, gross, interesting and very important things into cute cuddly stuffed dolls.  With my passion for everything science I just had to get my hands on one of these adorable cells.  I am happy to say that I got my hands on a brain cell. 

When I pulled it out the box my son looked at it and asked, “Mom what is that”.  I was already so happy with the response, it was already doing what I wanted it to do, which was to invoke thought and provide a new learning experience.  The brain cell came with a tag that provided a real image of a neuron and a card packed with brain cell facts.  I really enjoyed speaking to my son about our brains and cells and all the bodily functions that the brain controls.  It was great to have a fun character to help with the visualization.  He of course enjoyed playing with his brain cell and even brought it in for show and tell.  It is soft and cuddly and truly represents the neuron.

These GIANTmicrobes are perfect for Halloween.  They just released a paramecium plush doll and they now have skin cells and bones! GIANTmicrobes has been a great company to work with.  They even offer live support on their website.  Check them out on Twitter and Facebook! They are even offering one Tips 4 Savings reader their very own GIANTmicrobe. You have to check these products out, you won't find anything else like them out there. If you are looking for unique gifts, toys or teaching aides, these would be a perfect fit! 

Win your very own GIANTmicrobe by entering the Rafflecopter entry form below. Giveaway will run until midnight on November 10, 2011. Good Luck!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

FREE Pack of Starburst Flavor Morph

Like Starburst on Facebook and watch for their wall posts for when the FREE Starburst event will go live! Good luck!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Well-Being Prize Pack Giveaway

As a thank you to my readers I will be giving away one Well-Being Prize Pack. This prize pack includes; Well Being for Dummies, Revive: 100 Natural Ways to Energize, IcyHot Naturals Sample and Coupon, L'Oreal Day/Night Cream Youth Code Sample, Mary Kay Time Wise Microdermabrasion Kit Sample and Burts Bee Radiance Lotion Sample.

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Groove Kid Nation Kid Songs Review

~The groovy way to learn about musical instruments~

 I am so happy I have been given the opportunity to review the Groove Kid Nation cd. We are going through a huge music phase with our toddler. All the children’s music out there all kind of sounds the same. The same songs and beats are used over and over with different words. And after a while my whole family has just become very tired of the same old songs. My son is already tired of all those “baby” songs. He actually requests the radio in the car, but those songs are just not appropriate for him. That is why I was so happy when I put the Groove Kid Nation Kids Songs cd in.

The moment we popped in our new kid’s songs the whole family fell in love. The songs are fun, different and so funky! One of the best things about these kid’s songs is the exposure to different sounds. There are a lot of different instruments introduced that you don’t hear very often. Instruments like the slide trombone, tenor saxophone and the flute. My husband was very relieved when he heard the new kid’s songs, he was bobbing his head and grooving to the beat! We were able to discuss music and instruments; it brought on a whole new learning opportunity for our son.

Needless to say we have really enjoyed the music. Groove Kid Nation also includes a 12 page illustrated booklet so your kids have a chance to see all the instruments too. We try to find the instruments in the booklet that match the songs we are listening too. Overall, if your kids/family love music you should definitely give Music in Motion kids songs a listen!

Here is a little information from the creator of Groove Kid Nation along with his reason for creating such fun groovy music for kids. “Groove Kid Nation is an educational children's music label whose goal is to introduce toddlers to the sound of real musical instruments.

The importance of music in early childhood development is well documented, and the Groove Kid Nation series tracks my efforts to create age appropriate music educational tools for my son (now age 3).”

Click here to purchase your copy of Groove Kid Nation kid songs. Also available on itunes and amazon!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fitness 360 Winners

Congratulations to Katherine the Grand Prize Fitness 360 DVD and New Balance Socks Winner!  And to Giant Sis the First Place Winner of the Fitness 360 DVD.  You both have been emailed and have 48 hours to respond!  Thank you to all those who entered the contest and a big thank you to Holly Perkins!

Please check out or visit her on facebook for great tips and motivation!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

How to Remove Unwanted Facial Hair

Do you have unwanted facial hair that you've been wanting to get rid of? Hurry now and get 50% off of the QStick Facial Hair Removal Tool.  No more waxing, tweazing or shaving!  If you are new to Save More get a FREE $10 credit when you sign up (quick and easy sign up) making this facial hair removal tool only $6.00! 

No more shaving, waxing or burns!  This product also comes with a 30 day guarantee!

Making Homemade Instruments for Kids

Tips 4: Making your own homemade instruments for kids. 

Making homemade instruments is a great way for the whole family to come together.  This week I will teach you how to make homemade guitars.  All you need is a shoebox and different size rubber bands.  I always save shoeboxes, because there is an unlimited amount of things you can do with them.

Find any size shoe box (or other small cardboard box) and wrap about 6 rubber bands around it width wise.  We used some thick rubber bands and skinny ones to make different sounds. 

We only spent $0.67 on this activity because we didn't have enough rubber bands at home.  But if you have rubber bands available this activity is FREE.  Hint:  Stick some white paper around the shoebox and have your kids color and decorate their guitars first.  We ended up making 3 guitars and played songs as a family.  It was so much fun... all of us were laughing and having a good time!

Check Back Next Week For Our Next Instruments!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Growums Winner

Congrats to Jessica the Growums Winner!  You have been emailed and have 48 hrs to respond.  Thank you to all those who entered and thanks to Growums for offering a great product and giveaway! Don't forget to contact Growums for you next fundraiser!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

FREE Disney Movie Reward Codes

If you are a member of the Disney Movie Rewards program here are 50 free points. Each word entered is worth 10 points.  Check out the Disney Movie Reward tab above for even more FREE codes.


If you have not signed up yet for this great rewards program you can do so here.  Enjoy!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Disney Cars 2 Prize Winner

Congrats to entry number 54 Mandy - the winner of the Disney Cars 2 Light and Sound Character Car coupon.  You have been emailed and have 48 hours to respond.  Thank you to all those who entered!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

How to Increase your Google Pagerank

Tips 4 Increasing Your Google PageRank:

Have you ever wondered how those other sites have such a high Google PageRank?  It's actually fairly easy to raise your PageRank.  After I did the following my PageRank jumped from 0 to 2 (my original blog domain not my current  In order to check a websites Google PageRank you need to download the Google Toolbar and you can check any website you visit.

Here is what you need to do:
1. Find out what your readers are most interested in on your site, what are your most popular posts.  If you don't already have it you should register and install Google Analytics or Site Meter to your site.  This way you can track your traffic, determine what posts are most popular and determine where your traffic is coming from and how long they stay.

2. Once you know what your audience likes best.  Focus your posts around that topic.  Use keywords and catchy titles.  Insert pictures, links and great content in your posts.

3.  After you have written your amazing post share it.  Post it to facebook and twitter.  Join other blog communities such as mombloggersclub or bloggeries and talk about your post in their forums or groups.  Join as many other blogging communities as you can (there are a lot of them out there just do a google search).  Become active in the forums and groups. It's a good idea when you are on those sites to add as many people as you can as friends.  Create your own network.  If you can offer a giveaway, contest or review on your site (if your blog calls for that). 

4.  The most important piece to the puzzle.  Register your site on the 3 main search engines.  Once I did this step my PageRank went from 0-2 in within a couple months and most of traffic is now coming from web searches. It's easy and free to register your site.
A) Register at Google Webmaster
B) Register at Bing Webmaster
C) Register at Yahoo Webmaster

Once you have registered your site at the 3 most popular search engines just keep writing great posts, interacting with your readers and staying active in your new blogging communities.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Pampers GTG and Disney Movie Reward Codes

This is a month for change at Tips 4 Saving!  I am upgrading to a custom domain and making some site changes.  The first new exciting change is my master lists of reward codes.

Check out my new pages with Master Lists of Pampers Gifts to Grow Codes and Disney Movie Reward Codes.  I will be randomly updating these pages as  new codes are made available! So be sure to check back often.

Soon to come: Huggies Enjoy the Ride Reward Codes.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Couponizer Review and Giveaway

Are you looking for a way to get your coupons and shopping trips organized.  I know I am!  Head over to The Suburban Jungle and enter for your chance to win the official Couponizer ~ Low Entry!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Angry Bird Costumes ~ Most Popular

I just heard today that the most popular costume this year is to be an Angry Bird (Angry Birds are characters from a popular game)!

Here are some great deals on kids Angry Bird Costumes ~ They are actually very cute!

Hear are the deals I found for adult Angry Bird costumes!

I have no connection to these sites, I actually just did a search myself today.  If you want the Angry Birds Costumes I would hurry, I heard they are flying off the shelves!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Fitness 360 Review and Giveaway

I have been trying my hardest to fit exercise into my daily routine, but since my son was born a few years back I have really struggled to either fit my workouts in or simply stick with them.  When I do find time to workout I usually get bored quickly and then I can easily talk myself out of keeping up with it.  Well I can tell you I have found the cure with Holly Perkins new Fitness 360 routine.  This product leaves no room for excuses and is so amazing it has me motivated, losing weight, toned and focused!

Holly Perkins, a New Balance ambassador, is a trainer for Exercise TV.  Her new Fitness 360 workout program consists of 3 different full length routines; 20 Minute Cardio, 20 Minute Strength and 10 Minute Yoga.  What I love most about these routines is that they are only 20 minutes and I can easily fit them in my schedule everyday.  Not only can I fit them into my schedule, there is a variety of routines which keeps me from getting bored and losing interest.  Holly also provides a free 30 day workout plan with nutrition tips and recipes just click on the link and download it today.  Each day you are doing a new workout, it is so great.

Since I've been using Fitness 360 I have noticed weight loss, but more noticeably I have noticed how much more toned my arms, legs and stomach are.  Holly shows you how to tone each part of your arm, shoulder chest and back, I never knew there were so many different ways to lift weights! This program has also helped with my confidence and metal health.  When my son was born via cesarean section I got a really bad infection that left half of my stomach disfigured.  It though it was going to look like that for the rest of my life, and my doctor told me that only plastic surgery would fix it.  Well thanks to Fitness 360 and Holly's nutrition tips my stomach is looking better than ever!! I'm comfortable again in my own skin and I actually feel sexy again. I feel great, I look great and it's all thanks to Fitness 360 and Holly Perkins.

Holly cares so much about what she does that she is actively reaching out to her fans on facebook with extra tips, information and motivation.  She posts to facebook regularly and it's so nice to keep up with her and her amazing free tips.  She lately shared what her top five foods to stay fit were, do you eat kale?

If you'd like to try Holly Perkins Fitness 360 Workout Routine you can either buy the DVD or Download it to your computer here.  You can watch sample clips here.

Visit Holly on Facebook!

Or thanks to Holly Perkins 2 lucky Tips for Savings winners will win their very own copy of Fitness 360. One Grand Prize Winner will receive a copy of Fitness 360 and a pair of New Balance Socks. The second prize winner will win a copy of Fitness 360.  Please enter using the easy Rafflecopter form below. Thank You Holly!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month ~ Freebie and Giveaway

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you’re age 40 or older, join the millions of women who get mammograms on a regular basis. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month educates women about the importance of early detection. More and more women are getting mammograms to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages. As a result, breast cancer deaths are on the decline.

This post is for my Aunt, Grandmother and Close Family Friend and all others affected by breast cancer.  Please Encourage the women in your life to get mammograms on a regular basis. Together we can make a difference: Donate, Join a team and/or volunteer every bit helps!

Grab your Free + Free Shipping! Limited Edition Silver Plated Breast Cancer Awareness Pin HERE (No credit card information needed, only an email and shipping address).
Donate to the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation for the Cure and get a pink ribbon!

Giveaway: 5 Tips for Saving readers will win a Self Examination Shower or Door Hang.