Monday, October 16, 2017

Free HoneyBaked Ham


You can score free samples of HoneyBaked Ham every Friday this fall during their Pot Roast!

Friday Trydays 
Every Friday between 11am-2pm Honeybaked Ham will offer free samples of a new item to their visitors (hours may vary by location).

Upcoming Samples:
October 20 = Slices by the LB or 1/2 LB Ham or Turkey
October 27 = Ham Salad by the LB freshly made with savory mayo

Click here for more details at HoneyBaked Ham


Friday, October 13, 2017

FREE: Trick-or-Treat For UNICEF Kit


Have you ordered your Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF box yet? You can help support the UNICEF foundation by ordering a FREE trick or treat kit and gathering donations on Halloween.

The United Nations Children's Fund - UNICEF - works for children's rights, their survival, development and protection, guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child (their website info).

To obtain your free kit you can visit any Toys R Us or Babies R Us stores or visit the following link and fill out an order form.

Order Your Box Here

Together we can make a difference!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Awesome Etsy Promotion - get $15

Etsy currently has an awesome promotion going on for new Etsy customers. Etsy is a wonderful place to shop and the options are unlimited, there is something for everyone! 

If you are new to Etsy: 

GET A $5 ETSY CREDIT TOWARDS EACH OF YOUR NEXT THREE PURCHASES WHEN YOU SPEND $30 OR MORE ON YOUR FIRST PURCHASE ON ETSY.COM
PROMOTION IS VALID FROM SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 AT 9:00 AM EST THROUGH NOVEMBER 20, 2017 AT 9:00 AM EST. 
PROMOTION IS VALID FOR US BUYERS ONLY. SEE BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL TERMS.
Not sure where to start: Check out The Balanced Lion reusable dish scrubbies and exfoliating soap savers. These are the perfect holiday gift, practical, beautiful and unique. You will never use a kitchen sponge on your dishes again!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Lego Batman Movie Deal = $2.49



This is an amazing deal if you are a Lego Batman Movie fan. You can either rent or BUY the Lego Batman Movie for only $2.49.  We absolutely loved this movie and this deal is a steal!!

Head over here now and snatch this deal before it's gone 
Movie = $2.49

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Top 4 Tested Insect Repellents

Anyone sick of the mosquitos yet? We are a sports family and have been going to football camp 4 nights a week for 3 weeks now and the mosquitos and gnats have been horrendous. Also, it doesn't help that we recently had major rain and flooding. We've tried multiple skin soft insect repellents and clip ons and nothing had been working that well. Actually, the Off Clip Ons were useless, we watched mosquitos fly right up to the clip on and sit on it. Consumer Reports has come out with their list of top tested insect repellents and here are their top 4 and where you can find them. The top repellents had about 6 and a half hours of protection. The lower rated sprays only lasted about 2 hours.











All Consumer Reports material Copyright 2017 Consumer Reports, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. For more information visit consumer.org

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Earn Cash Back on All-Natural, Organic and Gluten-Free Foods

There is a new Cash Back app for those of you who shop for all-natural, organic, gluten-free, non-gmo, vegan or vegetarian food options. It's super easy and great for those who don't buy any foods that contain high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners or chemicals.

How it works:

  • First download the Berry Cart app.
  • Scroll through the rebates and find the items you'd like to purchase.
  • Go shopping
  • Open your app, select the item you purchased and scan your receipt
After you complete your purchase, complete the simple action, scan your proof of purchase, you can cash out your money using Paypal or select a gift card.

Berry Cart works just like Ibotta  -> Tip- use them together for even bigger cash back!


Monday, July 17, 2017

Free Men's Grooming Sample Box


Hurry this awesome deal is only available for a limited time!

Right now all Amazon Prime members can purchase the Men's Grooming Sample Box for $9.99 and get a $9.99 credit towards your next purchase of select men's grooming products... making this free after the credit! You will receive an email with instructions on how to redeem your credit about a week after you purchase the sample box. This is a perfect deal, try some new products and make a purchase you want all for free!

This deal is exclusively for Amazon Prime Members. Not a Prime Member? Sign up for a FREE 30 Day Prime Membership Trial to score this sweet deal! 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Free Chik Fil A Today


Today (July 11, 2017) is Cow Appreciation Day at Chik Fil A.... simply dress up as a cow, head in a get some free food.

Don't have a cow costume? Wear a white t-shirt, cut out and tape on some black circles.. easy peasy!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Despicable Me Movie Collection 50% OFF



Head here now to score the Despicable Me Movie Collection for 50% OFF... this collection includes the Minions, Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2.  

Early Christmas Shopping - Movie Marathon - Summer Movie Weekend

Get it now while it's on sale!!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Amazon Prime Day 2017


Calling all Amazon Prime members... your 30 hours of deals starts on Monday July 10 at 6pm PT/9pm ET. If you are new to Amazon Prime or couldn't participate in the deals in previous years you'll be excited to learn that there will be HUNDREDS to THOUSNADS of deals exclusively for you! Not an Amazon Prime member yet... find out how you can score these deals for FREE below!


  • You can start to scope out the savings now by visiting the official Prime Day page.











Not yet an Amazon Prime Member, no problem. Sign up for a FREE 30 day trial Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial and you will be able to take part of this amazing membership only Deal! It's that easy... you won't even have to pay for shipping (if item qualifies for prime shipping).

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Giveaway Alert - Win Something You Will Use Daily!

Head over to Reviewed By Mom and enter to win your very own 100% polyester dish scrubby from The Balanced Lion. These scrubbies are amazing... durable, reusable and easy to care for - machine washable and dishwasher safe!! Makes washing dishes fun again!! You won't want to return to your old dingy sponge or dishcloth again!

Dish Scrubby Giveaway Link



Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Simple Quilt for Beginners

I absolutely love to sew and have been looking for some quick easy projects. I used to sew a lot of clothing items, but wanted to try something new. I found this incredibly easy quilt for beginners, it's super cute and simple to make.

Monday, April 24, 2017

10 Things You Should Never Put In Your Garbage Disposal


We recently learned the hard way that there are many items that should not be put down your garbage disposal. One day last week I was doing the dishes and I noticed that the water was not draining down the sink and the water was rising. I flipped the garbage disposal switch on and the water and all the food bits came up the other side of our double sink. When I turned off the disposal the water came back up the right side of the sink… it looked like a mini geyser.  We tried to fix the clog ourselves (post to come), but we ultimately found out that the clog was much further than we could reach. We had to call in a professional. Here is a list of what we did wrong and what you should avoid putting down your garbage disposal. These tips could help you save hundreds of dollars and a major headache!!

1.  Grease, Oil and Fats
Pouring grease and oil down your drain will eventually lead to build up on your blades which will inhibit the blades from grinding efficiently. The grease and oil will also build up an in the inside of you pipes, which will be very difficult to clean out. This also goes for that bacon grease. After you fry bacon you should allow the grease to solidify and wipe it out with a paper towel and toss it in the trash.

2.  Egg Shells
This one was a surprise for us. We had always heard that putting egg shells in your garbage disposal would help sharpen the blades. Turns out this is not true. When we opened our pipes to look for the clog we were shocked at the amount of egg shell bits that poured out with the water. We had a bucket under the pipe and the egg shells were just sitting at the bottom of the bucket and did not slide out when we poured the water out. Signaling to us that there were probably a lot of egg shells just sitting in the bottom of our pipes not moving.

3.  Pasta and Rice
You should never put pasta or rice down the garbage disposal because they are two types of foods that expand when mixed with water. So after the water has passed through the pipes the pasta and rice will stay in the pipes, expand and stick to the interior of the pipes... causing a major blockage.

4.  Potato Peels
Yep, guilty again. I have always peeled my potatoes right in the sink and then jammed them all down the garbage disposal. Apparently, the starch in potatoes eventually turns to a black paste and cause major blockage. Instead of peeling directly over the sink, place a colander or dish towel in the sink to collect your peels for easy clean up (into the trash can).

5.  Celery and Asparagus
We were told that celery, asparagus and any other fibrous foods were to stringy to put down the garbage disposal. They can actually wrap around the blade causing damage.

6.  Bones
This one sounds obvious and we've all heard that bones can sharpen the blades. Turns out bones have the opposite effect and can dull the blades. Not to mention you wouldn't want hard bits of bones flying out at you.

7.  Large Pits
Cherry, avacado and other large pits are to large for the disposal blade to break down. Throw these in the trash instead.

8.  Coffee Grounds
The bits of coffee ground can and will accumulate in your pipes eventually blockage your pipes.

9.  Onion and Banana Peels
Extremely fibrous materials like the outer skins of onions, bananas and artichokes should never be put down your disposal. They can cause damage to your disposals motor, because they are to tough for the blades to break down.

10.  Non-Food items
The professional plumber that can to help us with our clog told us stories and customers putting things like plastic wrap and foil down their disposal. Throw away all non food items into the garbage can not the disposal.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

5 Unique End of Year Teacher Gifts


That time of year is approaching again. The end of the school year. It's always nice to show how much you appreciate the hard work, dedication and not to mention patience of your child teachers. Here is a great list of unique gifts your favorite teacher will definitely cherish. All these gifts are perfect and most under $10... so hard to choose!

1.  Fabric Teacher Quote Key Chain

A perfect Teacher gift. This Teacher key fob features the quote "Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world." by Masala Yousafzal

2.  Personalized Teacher Pencils 

What better way to thank your Number 1 teacher than with a personalized No. 2 pencil!
Each pencil is hand cut, painted and distressed. I add the custom name to the pencil to finish it off.


3.  Adorable Teacher Elastic Hair Ties

Perfect gift for your child's teacher for Teacher Appreciation Day or just because!! Comes with 3 hair ties, one chalkboard ABC's, one crayon, and one ruler. 

4. Teacher Wish Bracelet

Little Wishes are a beautiful way to give someone you care for a wish. All they have to do is make a wish and then tie the cord around their wrist. When the cord finally wears down and breaks the wish is released and will come true - so they say!

5.  Personalized Pencil Holder



This pencil holder is made from a terra cotta pot. The pot base is painted with a black paint, then the rim is painted in a yellow. The lines, numbers and words are hand painted. Then a vinyl flower is attached.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Target April Baby Box = $5

Hurry and head over to Target to snag their new baby box for only $5. The kit includes:

  • 8 product samples
  • 7 samples hand picked for your little one
  • 1 item specially picked by you (raw sugar vanilla bean or + sugar natural body wash)

Thursday, April 13, 2017

WOW... 20% OFF at the Balanced Lion

Hurry...this discount ends May 1, 2017. Help The Balanced Lion celebrate their grand opening with 20% any product. Dish Scrubbies that are dishwasher safe, machine washable and dry quickly. These are the perfect addition to any kitchen. Also great gifts!



Monday, April 10, 2017

Why You Need to Ditch Your Dish Sponge


We’ve all been there. Walking up to the kitchen sink, dreading what we’ll find. Ugh, it’s there again, a huge pile of dirty dishes. Then you see it, you know what I’m talking about, and you see the dreaded, smelly, shredded and dingy looking sponge


You don’t even want to pick it up, you contemplate using gloves but don’t want to waste time finding them and putting them on. You wonder if your dishes are even getting clean. Then it happens, you pick up the sponge and it’s cold and still wet from the last time you washed the dishes… is it filled with bacteria, fungus, germs or food particles. The decision is made, you toss the sponge and grab a freshly wrapped one and start the washing process all over again. How many sponges did you go through this week? Month? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a quick drying, easy to care for reusable product to clean your dishes.

Well look no more because it is here. The Balanced Lion has made a 100% polyester dish scrubby that will solve all of your dish washing woes. The polyester yarn used to make the dish scrubbies dries quicker than regular cellulose sponges, other acrylic yarns and regular dish clothes. This means no more cold, wet, smelly sponge and prevents bacteria from building up. The unique texture is gentle on dishes, pot and pans, ceramics, Teflon, but tough enough to clean thoroughly. The bright colors and texture will make dish washing a pleasant experience. No more dreading the kitchen sink. This dish scrubby is so amazing that you can throw it right in the top rack of your dishwasher to clean, or run it through your washing machine on a warm gentle cycle. You can let the scrubby air dry or throw in the dryer on low heat. The amazing thing about this dish scrubby is that it can also be used to exfoliate your skin (I would recommend buying a second to use for body exfoliation).






 So toss your sponge for good… stop wasting money from constantly purchasing sponges and head over to The Balanced Lion to get your very own dish scrubby now.    


Thursday, March 30, 2017

ROUXBE Online Cooking Course Giveaway

Giveaway details below:

I never imagined how important cooking was going to be in my life until our second child was born with multiple life threatening food allergies (8 foods in total). Before his diagnosis I was an average home cook, with one son who was fairly picky. We would eat out on occasion and didn't make everything from scratch. Once we learned of our sons food allergies all of this changed... we needed to be able to prepare all of his meals at home... he is 4 now and has never eaten a meal that wasn't from our kitchen. It was difficult at first learning how to cook and bake without using things like wheat and eggs. There was no more buying frozen waffles or chicken nuggets or jarred pasta sauce. Everything was going to have to be made from scratch. Over the years we have found a few safe convince foods for him but mostly we still make all of his food for him.

During this time I found an online cooking school called RouxBe that was very helpful. RouxBe delivers technique-focused culinary instruction over the internet, to any cook that wants to improve their cooking skills and health. I was very impressed with the cooking courses. They had the same feel as any online college course, but with more visuals and hands on learning. I was able to learn proper techniques and how to make some really delicious meals. I was so impressed that I am going to be GIVING AWAY ONE FREE ROUXBE ONLINE COOKING COURSE. 

Check out Rouxbe here...

To enter: all you have to do is Comment, like and share this blog post. 

Or head over to any Tips 4 Saving social media site (links on the right hand side) and like, comment or share any post.

Each comment, like and share will be counted as an entry. US residents only. Free cooking course code will be emailed directly to the winner. Giveaway ends Monday April 3rd at midnight.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Heads Up... Shutterfly Giveaway


Head on over to the Tips 4 Saving Facebook page for some awesome giveaways during the next month. Easy Entry: all you have to do is Like, Comment and Share any Tips 4 Saving Facebook post. Each one will count as an entry.

Today's Giveaway is a Free Shutterfly 4.5 x 5 Magnet.... taxes, shipping and handling will apply.
Codes will be sent directly through Facebook messenger. Winner for this giveaway will be announced Friday 3/17 at 5:00pm cst.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Hurry 75% OFF All Disney Infinity


Hurry and head over to Toys R Us and score your favorite Disney Infinity playlets and characters for 75% Off.

The Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition: Disney Pixar's Inside Out Play Set is only $8.74 regularly priced at $34.99. You can also find this set on sale at Amazon for $25.

Get single characters for only $3.99

If you love all things Disney Infinity this deal is for you. I spoke to an employee who stated Disney Infinity is being discontinued which is why they are priced so low. This is still a great deal if you plan on keeping your Disney Infinity.