Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Recycling 101 - Get to Know the Facts


Have you ever wondered what items can really be recycled and what happens to those items once they make it to the recycling facility?  There are many benefits to recycling mainly it reduces; energy use, resource use (wood, metal, etc), water use, pollutants and emissions.  Recycling also reduces waste stream to landfills.  Below you will find what products are recyclable, even a breakdown of each number plastic. When thinking about recycling remember these four R's:

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Saving Money: Make Homemade Pancakes and Freeze Them

Due to the popularity of my recent post: Saving Money: Make Homemade Garlic Bread and Freeze it, I have decided to start sharing my other homemade recipes and ways you can save money on your grocery bill and your health.  Buying frozen foods like pancakes and waffles is a waste of money, you are simply paying for convenience and something that has added preservatives.  Some may argue that making your own pancakes and waffles take to much 'time' and that frozen products take away the daily hassle of cooking for those with busy mornings.  Well I'm here to tell you that making homemade pancakes takes no time at all and in one morning you can prepare a huge batch, freeze them and create your own frozen pancakes you can quickly grab out of the freezer any day of the week, just like the store bought ones.  By doing so you will know what your family is eating, control what goes into them and you will reduce waste by not constantly purchasing those cardboard boxes!  Also, if you have young children you can create fun shapes and sizes.  My son loves when I make Mickey Mouse pancakes and my attempt at dinosaur pancakes.  So here we go with a couple different ways to make homemade pancakes.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Jobs for Bloggers

If you are a successful blogger, writer or author looking for work, check out our new job search box.  This job search is specifically targeted to those of you looking for blogging and writing jobs or jobs in the social media field.  Go ahead and do a quick search and see what you come up with.  You might be pleasantly surprised at the amount of jobs out there for those of us with blogging and social media experience!  The new job board is located on the right hand side of this page and is brought to you by Indeed.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Getting Your Small Business Credit


Are you a small business owner looking to expand and grow? One of the best ways to help expand your business is to hold your own line of small business credit.  Building your own line of business credit will allow you to easily make the purchases you need to help maintain and run a successful business.  Another big benefit of holding your own line of business credit is that it can save you from the disasters of using cash, travelers’ checks or using your personal credit.  Using these other types of payments can cause you a major headache when it comes to balancing your finances, tracking your purchases and of course your precious time.  If you have staff members that do your purchasing it will allow them the freedom to do so without the need to constantly ask for cash or your personal card.  Other great benefits of a business credit card are reduced paperwork and time spent reconciling accounts.  Unlike cash, you will need to make sure balances are paid on time to prevent unneeded late charges.  Most likely there are many great benefits for you and your business if you use your credit wisely and not abuse it.

FREEBIES on Friday! Free Amazon credit, adult only sample and much more!

Check out this weeks great FREEBIES!

Do you have a Twitter account,  if so you can score a free $1.29 Amazon MP3 Credit! All you have to do is follow Pepsi on Twitter, and post a tweet that includes this text: #PepsiMusicNOW and they will direct message you a code for you to redeem your credit on Amazon.

Grab a free sample of Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy Nourishing Shampoo and conditioner. When you get there 'Like' them and click the 'Free for VIP' tab.

Head here to download a free copy of Great Taste, Healthy Living - The Slow Cooker Edition!

Adults Only!!  Interested in A Lifestyles Ultra Sensitive Condom Sample?  All you have to do is - for men share how you show your sensitive side and for ladies share what you love about your sensitive man. They'll send you free Lifestyles Ultra Sensitive condom samples. Leave a response on their Facebook post and then message them your shipping details to get your free samples.

Grab a free sample of Eucerin Daily Protection Moisturizing Body Lotion.




Wednesday, August 22, 2012

$50 NFL Shop Gift Card

To help you celebrate the opening to FootBall Season Tips 4 Saving and Love Thrift are giving away one $50 gift card to NFL Shop.

Monday, August 20, 2012

FREE Product Coupon Giveaway

End of Summer Giveaway.  Tips 4 Saving is giving away 2 FREE Product Coupons with two 55 cent off Coupons for any Rice Dream, Almond Dream or Soy Dream Frozen Dessert Product... YUMM!





Friday, August 17, 2012

Haircut Coupon-a-thon Hurry Deal Ends 9/30

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Regis Family of Brands. All opinions are 100% mine.

 

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It is definitely that time of year again; can’t you smell it in the air?  You guessed it; it’s Back to School time.  I bet you have already done all your new clothes shopping and bought all the kids supplies.  Why not finish off their new look with a brand new haircut and style.  Most kids love experimenting with their hair and switching up their look.  New and updated styles can boost your child’s confidence and make them feel really good about themselves on the first day of school.  Even if your child doesn’t want to experiment with something new, why not clean up their current do.  Now is the perfect time to do so because it is Haircut Coupon-a-thon time.  Right now you can grab the perfect coupon for $7.99 or $9.99 haircuts (coupons valid though 9/30/12).  This is such a great deal.

Trouble printing the coupon? Email departmentcs@regiscorp.com with the salon brand you'd like to visit and we'll send you a coupon.

Don’t worry mom and dad the coupons are valid for you too!  All participating salons are full service, which mean; you can get your highlights, perm or waxing done while your little one gets their hair styled.  Also, there are no appointments necessary, fit your new haircuts in when the time is right for you.  What an amazing family outing to celebrate the new school year.

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On a mobile device?  No problem. To redeem your coupon: Touch and hold to save coupon image. Show coupon to your stylist and you are good to go!

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Carmex Prize Pack Winner Announcement


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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Saving Money: Make Homemade Garlic Bread and Freeze It

There are so many different ways to save money on your grocery bill. Most of them include making homemade foods you would usually buy at the store in a box.  If you are spending money on pre made garlic breads you are really throwing away your extra dollars on convenience.  Here is a very easy, quick homemade garlic bread recipe I use for my family.  I came up with this because I was tired of spending so much money on a package of 6 garlic bread pieces. I can use a whole loaf of bread and have garlic bread stored in the freezer for multiple meals. Also, I actually have a dairy allergy and cannot even eat the the store bought garlic breads anymore.  So here is my families delicious garlic bread recipe.

Ingredients:
1 cup butter (if you have a dairy allergy be sure to use a dairy/lactose free butter).
5 cloves of garlic (minced)
a couple shakes of garlic salt
1 loaf of Italian or French bread
Cooking spray

Supplies:
Pan
Spoon
Knife
baking pan
parchment paper
plastic zip bags

Recipe:
Step 1:
Mince your garlic (or use pre-minced garlic) add to pan with butter and garlic salt.  Slowly simmer until butter melts.

Step 2:
While the butter is melting slice your bread and place pieces on your lightly sprayed baking sheet.
Step 3:
Use a spoon to pour melted butter and garlic mixture over each piece of bread (if you are baking more than you need for dinner or to use in the future, wrap pieces in the parchment paper and place in zip lock baggies and place in freezer.  Just reheat in the oven).
Step 4:
Place baking sheet under the broiler for 3-5 mins or until edges are browned and crisp.

Step 5:
Enjoy fresh out of the broiler. Pair with your favorite dinner!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

5 Easy Ways to Get FREE Baby Formula

We all know how expensive baby formula can be.  If you have decided that formula feeding is your way, here are 5 ways to score FREE baby formula. 

1. Visit and Register at the following Baby Formula Companies on-line.

Once you have registered sign up for their FREE samples and offers.  These companies also mail out coupons for future savings! You can also take this a step further and 'Like' their Facebook pages, most companies these days are offering their Facebook Fans coupons and deals!

2.  Stop by or call your local hospital or ob-gyn offices to see if they have any available samples.  I know my doctors office always has cans of FREE samples in their office.

3.  Register at the following FREE sample websites and obtain samples or FREE product coupons.  The other benefit of these sites is getting FREE samples and coupons for other products you use on a daily basis.

4. Find coupons for the formula of your choice.  You can do this many different ways.  
  • Get your Sunday paper and clip the coupons
  • Head over to coupons.com and print them
  • Find coupons on Redplum and/or Smartsource websites
  • Visit the company websites to see if they have any current OFFERS
Once you have your coupons be sure to locate the best deal or sale at your local stores, and pair your coupon with that deal.

5.  Ask friends if they have any samples they aren't going to use.  I ended up getting a ton of FREE samples by the time my first little one was born, but ended up breastfeeding.  I kept a couple cans of formula for emergencies but ended up giving them all away.

If you have found another way to score FREE Baby Formula please share!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Back-to-School Shoe Deal and Coupon!

This post brought to you by Famous Footwear. All opinions are 100% mine.

 

Everyone knows it’s that time of year again back-to-school!  For many of our kids that means its shopping time, especially for new shoes (my kids grow out of shoes so fast it’s ridiculous).   I’ve have come across the perfect shoe shopping scenario.  Can you image finding the whole families shoes in less than 20 minutes (in all the latest styles) for an unbeatable price.  Well you can find all of that right now at Famous Footwear.  They have an amazing Back-to-School promotion going on right now that you do not want to miss. 

The promotion is: PRINT YOUR COUPON NOW and redeem in-store between 8/2-8/18!!

BOGO + 15% off Famous Footwear Coupon

15% off (20% off if the customer is a rewards member or signs up to become a Rewards member) + BOGO (Buy One, Get One Half Off)

Now to make this deal the sweetest it can be, you need to sign up for their Rewards Program.  The Rewards program is completely FREE and you can get some great benefits, including:

Join our FREE Rewards Program-

  • Earn 1 point for every $1 you spend in-store or online
  • Accumulate points to earn certificates up to $100 a year
  • Discount offer just for signing up
  • Other special inside discounts and perk

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Famous Footwear is a great place to shop for shoes with the family.  They pride themselves on getting you in and out quickly, offering the best prices and making your shopping experience as stress free as possible.  They always have the latest styles that the whole family will love.  And better yet if the shoe you want is not in store, they’ll get it for you through home delivery or on www.famous.com.  Customers can also order shoes online at www.famous.com and have them shipped to their favorite store for pick up at no charge.

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Carmex Prize Pack Giveaway


There is one product that you will find in my house, purse and car in abundance: Lip Balms.  I am not a lipstick wearer, I rather have a great lip balm that helps smooth and protect my lips.  That is why I love the Carmex lip balm line so much.  They offer a wide variety of products and they all work wonders.
I recently had the opportunity to review their latest lip balm... Pomegranate Ultra Smooth.  First of all it smelled great!  The Pomegranate Ultra Smooth also offers SPF 15 protection, is water resistant (up to 80 mins) and has 9 different moisturizers.  

Carmex lip products are my obsession and that is why I enjoy blogging about their products.  

**WIN IT** Now here is your chance to WIN your very own summer Carmex Prize Pack (pictured above).  Just fill out the easy Rafflecopter below to enter!  






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FREE Kids Events This Weekend

Lowe's Build & Grow: has a great FREE kids workshop this weekend.  Not only does your child get to create their own wooden project, they get a FREE apron, goggles, patch and more.  Enter your zip code to see the closet workshop to you. 

Disney Store: Visit your local Disney Store for their summer play days every day from July 23- August 26. If you attend 4 events you will receive a special gift. This is for kids 3 years and up. 

Not this weekend but offered the 1st Saturday of each month!

Home DepotFREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 - 12 offered the 1st Saturday of every month at all The Home Depot stores between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment.  All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative 
pin and certificate of achievement.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

New Pampers Gift to Grow Codes

New expires midnight 8/9
TWIT812PT6NWK12 = 5pts

Oldies but Goodies ~ If you haven't used them yet
welcome2village = 10 pts
GIFTSTOGROW4MOM = 50 pts
2BEGINEARNING50 = 50pts
JOINNOW4REWARDS = 50pts

Or join now and grab 100 points for FREE!

Industrial Metal Supply



Is your company looking for ways to cut costs?  If so, Industrial Metal Supply is the way to go.  You can reduce your secondary operation and eliminate multiple manufacturing steps with using the multiple services offered by IMS.  Their main services include laser cutting, production shearing and cutting & Band sawing.  They also serve a variety of markets including: machine shops, artists, military and even students.  As a customer you can count on incomparable accuracy and consistent quality.  What a benefit to have; reduced lead times resulting in higher profits.

IMS has many convenient locations in the southwest.  The are located in cities such as; Los Angeles, Riverside, Irvine, San Diego, Phoenix, and Tucson.  If you are unable to pick up your products IMS offers storage and delivery.  Their delivery is on a scheduled basis to reduce any material management costs.

If you would like to view their wonderful work check out the metal art gallery to see everything from jewelry to yard art made from various metal pieces.

Due to their amazing customer service IMS is the vendor of choice for all metal supply needs. Keep in mind that requests for quotes are returned promptly, and orders are processed for same day or next day delivery. Items not in inventory will be transferred immediately from another facility or brokered from one of our partners to meet the customer request.  Head over now and get your quote!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Bumbo Seat Cover Giveaway

Welcome to the Tips 4 Saving August Giveaway.  Here is your chance to win a Bumbo Seat Cover.  Four easy ways to enter... winner will be chosen in 2 weeks.  Good Luck!

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Do You Love Thrift?


Thrift store shopping is a great way to save your family money.  If you've never been to a thrift store you may be surprised at the unique items you can find.  This is a great inexpensive way to help decorate your home, clothe your family and/or find items you want to resell yourself.

I have come across a new online thrift store called Love Thrift that has hundreds of unique items for the whole family.  What I like about Love Thrift is that you can do all your thrift store shopping on-line and a portion of the proceeds go to a different charity each month.  This is a win-win shopping trip!  

This month if you LIKE Love Thrift on Facebook you will be entered to win a FREE pair of shades!





Monday, August 6, 2012

FREE My Coke Reward Codes ~ 36pts


Are you a Coke Rewards member? Entering the points you get from buying Coca-Cola products can earn you more free Coke products, prizes, instant win games and sweep take entries. There are two new Coke Rewards points codes circulating that anyone can use! 
These codes will get you 10 points each
10096122897198
10096071476917
And, use the one-time Olympic-themed Coke code "worldrecord" for another 10 points.
Also you can try these 3 point codes as well:
VL4N7VBFL7PF6H
VBLPJWTX7B9BTT
There is a limit on how many codes you can enter each week.  So if you reach your max for the week hold on to those codes for next week!

Friday, August 3, 2012

FREE Breast Pads for Breastfeeding Week!


Free Breast Pads at UdderCovers.com!

Use Promo Code "BREASTFEEDING2012" at uddercovers.com TODAY!

It's as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Go to www.uddercovers.com.
  2. Click on "Shop Now" and select the breast pads or any nursing cover you like.
  3. Once you have made your selection, you'll automatically be directed to the shopping bag. Enter the promo code "BREASTFEEDING2012" and we will deduct 100% off the cost of the cover - all you pay is the shipping fees!
Remember: the promo code is "BREASTFEEDING2012" and you can use it more than once - just open a new browser window each time you do.