Well I did it and EARLY!! Well.. kinda.. Im so proud that I actually did my cards on time PLUS they're cute, PLUS they're being direct mailed from Shutterfly so I don't get the chance to mess up the mailing addresses.. darn.. I am swimming in self satisfaction right now :)
Ok, so I discovered Pumpkin Patch this week with my awesome friend Kara <3<3 (thats hearts because I love her and the clothes!)
And well, since I signed up for their e-club (because I always do) they emailed me today- their black friday sale starts TODAY!! WOOHO!! 9pm pacific time = midnight eastern which means I can shop while the east coast sleeps... :) YAY!!
Shop now for the savings early!!
Use code USABLK for 40% off .. EVERYTHING!! WOOHOOO!!
Ok, so MANY people ask- Michelle where do you get this amazing freebies? Well, the answers not simple (but still free), I get them from multiple sources, but primarily my own research or emails from the stores and from my FAVORITE site!!!
SAN DIEGO STEALS AND DEALSThis site and its creator, Kate are AWESOME.awesome.awesome.. The gets a million stars! She's taught me a LOT about getting a good deal and about blogging (hard lessons to learn).
Follow her and subscribe- I promise you won't be dissapointed! She's on facebook too- click here for her site http://sandiegodealsandsteals.com/ And EVEN if you dont live in San Diego there's still good deals that are nationwide :). PLus she posts cool events, so if we ever have free time I check her site first..
And once again she did not fail me------here's one of her latest freebies
FREE $10 at HALLMARK!! For Moms and expectant Moms!! Oh How I LOVE LOVE LOVE a $10 off a $10 purchase deal... Heres the link to her blog and the deal CLICK HERE Who doesnt need some free cards or candy?
Also I got some FREE Thanksgiving groceries :) via Albertsons (cheapest Thanksgiving ever) If you transfer a prescription to Albertsons Sav-On pharmacy you get a $25 coupon for free groceries (or whatever your heart desires). We did this for my cough syrup- total cost $0.32... Make sure you call the pharmacy before you transfer and make sure they're doing the deal (my coupon said it expires 12/31/10)
Enjoy those free groceries!! Send me a free card to tell me how much you looooooooooove it!! LOL
Much like an extreme deer hunter I hunt extreme deals and as you know THE season is approaching FAST..
THE season, as in the day after Thanksgiving when all the deals hit the ground and I strategically plan my day to hit as much as I can, it actually causes me sadness to miss a good deal, alas I can't be all places at once so I must sacrifice.
Here's some tips for Day-After Madness: 1. REST up as much as you can, cranky shoppers are NONONO fun
2. Bring snacks (see number 1 if you dont know why) its a LONG day...
3. Shop online, if you're not like me (Im camping out at the Outlets in Carlsbad- they start their sales at 10:30 pm the night before... nice-Carters here I come!) a LOT of those online black Friday deals (which are sometimes BETTER if not as good as the in store deals- minus the lines and crowding) start at midnight east coast time which is 9am here!! YAY!! So camp out online, watch a good movie and keep hitting that refresh button on your favorite site! I personally LOVE walmart.com with their free site to store shipping.Get the deals, avoid the stress and lines.
4. Map out your plan of action before. Like any battle for the deal you MUST have a plan of action and thankfully with todays technology and leaked Black Friday ads you can know what will be on sale at your fav stores (check out this site http://bfads.net/)
5. Set a budget, yes the sales can get overwhelming so set a budget and a list of what you're looking for.
6. Have FUN! Take some friends or family and leave the kids at home :) ENJOY!!
The name is cute and so are the covers!! :) SUPER cute actually.. and with the great price (FREE) who can pass it up? Its perfect for a gift, especially with the holidays coming up!!
Heres the directions: Go to www.uddercovers.com click on "Shop Now" and select the nursing cover you would like and you will automatically be repositioned to the center of the page where you can enter in the promo code “Thanksgiving” which will bring your product total to $0! You can use the code more than once - you just have to open a new browser/window to do so.
Oh I love those little freebies that Walgreens throws out from time to time, in fact theres usually alwas something FREE on their photo site.
Enough rambling, down to the FREE! Use coupon code
When you check out to get your free photo! Me? I sent it to Missouri where some fantastic Grandparents will pick up their treat :) Just FYI the pictures will be ready on Halloween!!! SPOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKY!!
Maybe you've been lucky enough to have been "boo'ed" by someone but if not you have no idea the fun you're missing out on!!
This yea a new fun tradition has surfaced called "booing"
Here's what you do to spread some fall cheer:
1. Use this poem from about.com (click here for article) and print or write it on some fun paper or posterboard (you can make your own - by writing You've been Boo'd) he air is cool, the season fall, Soon Halloween will come to all.
Ghosts and goblins, spooks galore... Tricky witches at your door.
The spooks are after things to do, In fact a spook brought this "Boo" to you!
The excitement comes when friends like you, Copy this note and make it two.
We'll all have smiles upon our faces, No one will know who "BOO"ed who's places!
Just two short days to work your spell, Keep it secret, hide it well.
Please join the fun, the seasons here . Just spread these "BOO's" and Halloween cheer.
2. Pick a neighbor or 2 or 3 and place the sign along with some tasty treats by their front door, ring the bell and run away!! Include a note like this: You have been BOOED! Please keep it going by following these directions:
Enjoy your treat 1.Place the BOO sign on your front door or visible in a window 2.Within 2 days, make 2 copies of this note, make 2 treats & 2 BOO signs 3.Secretly deliver to 2 neighbors/friends without a BOO.
3. Wait to be boo'ed and see how far and fast the fun travels!! Once you've been boo'ed place the sign in your front window :)
So as many of you know, yesterday I decided the fastest way down the stairs was just to fall down them resulting in a not so free trip to the ER :( thankfully Im fine (minus an ankle). However this does mean good freebies for you since we decided on pizza for dinner :) and you know I cant JUST have pizza!!
First we ORDERED on Dominos.com and used coupon code EBE-BPP Which is a buy one get free large pizza (we ordered a special pizza for 1 large so it was 12.99)
THEN since you cant use 2 coupon codes at once we put in another order (so we only had to pick up once) for
USE Coupon code EBCS
YAY!! You know how I love FREE Cinnastix!! :)
Just a note- if you wanted only free Cinnastix you could do that as well :)
First Amber-Mommy of cutie pie E sent me this! :) Amber you need a blog- you have the BEST freebies! - FREE TACOS at Rubio's but only tomorrow so hurry out there :) Print the coupon here and go enjoy some freeness CLICK BELOW http://www.rubios.com/free-taco/ Rubios Fresh Mexican Grill
Then the wonderful and MOST crafty Krista (she makes the CUTEST tutus and hairbows- top quality and I will review them- I need your shop link)sent me this heads up: 50 FREE Holiday Cards!! Now thats what I call Jolly! If you have a blog (doesn't matter how big according to the site- so my 9 readers qualify) visit this link and you get 50 FREE (there's party invites, all Christmas, you name it)
Ok, so RARELY do I actually enter those online sweeps thingys because honestly.. I'm just NOT that lucky..really.. Im lucky in life with my wonderful handsome hubby (didn't pay me to say that) and awesome Little A, but in the world of sweeps.. not so much.. Im the person sitting next to the person (Kara) who hits the jackpot..
But, if you know me, I HATE spending money without getting something for it-- ENTER Diapers-- TRUE I save tons with the Amazon Mom deal (check out my previous post- at leat 30% savings) but I want more.. So I make sure I use those little codes and enter them on the corresponding site i.e. Huggies enjoy the ride for my huggies wipes (CLICK HERE)
Here's a website with a list of codes so you can just copy and paste copy and paste- you get the drift. CLICK HERE Or just look below
The newest codes that I find will be at the top of each list.
To play go to www.enjoytheriderewards.com
HUGGIES CODES WORTH 5 POINTS
•BGRCSTFRDJGRPGB (new Oct 13) •BJQTWZMFQJWFPGB (new Oct 6)
•BJQRFNCNMCNPPGB (new Sept 28) •BJKFTDXKFHCDPGB (new Sept 11) •BJKNGQJRMBQRPGB (new Sept 11) •BJNDJSLLMDXJPGB (expires 11/30/10) •BFZJXQLFCXQLPGB •BHSGSWKLGQRQPGB •BHJXFWSCMRQSPGB •BHSQJQKKMLFTPGB •SLHPGDSPRWCDPGB •BFXRHQZZHCNLPGB •BFNMBKDSPXRCPGB (expires 12/31/10) HUGGIES CODES WORTH 1 POINT
•BGNDNHQCDQBMPGB (You can also earn points on the Enjoy the Ride website by:
•Registering with Huggies Enjoy the Ride.com – 10 points (new members only) •Watching 5 videos – 10 points •Taking polls – 2 points •Browse, click and earn – 6 points
Some of those codes are still good regardless of the expiration date. There are prizes you can redeem but who really wants a 1 year membership to ecards?? I play the instant win sweeps and FINALLY won!! YAY!! So persistent pays off.. sometimes.. Ill post next on the Pampers rewards which I REALLY like!
Soo its that time of year, leaves are falling (well not in Cali), the air is getting cooling off (a little), hayrides are happening, and its FALL!! YAY! and with Fall comes candy corn, those delicious little triangles of tasty and I of course want them for FREE!!
So get them FREE- FREE CANDY CORN at CVS, its easy, scan your card at any of the little "coupon" kiosks in the store and get 0.99 of Brachs candy corn, which is coincidentally, 0.99... ACT NOW..
Where were we? Cupcakes?? Let's move on before I eat them all...
Decorations 1 Word... Balloons I LOVE balloons, they're pretty, festive, generally inexpensive and VERY easy to put up and take down. What' not easy is getting 77 latex and 14+ LARGE mylar balloons to the location (rental truck... ugg). Another bonus? You can send the HOME with people so you're not stuck with a house full of balloons. I ordered balloons from ALL over the internet, got the whole Sesame Street gang and even had little A's full name spelled out. Balloon overkill? Perhaps.. But a great to decorate a big space and the airwalker balloons were a HUGE hit with all ages.
Various plates, napkins, cups (all latex balloons) and tablecloths all from Oriental Trading, cheap but decent quality.
Treat Bags... Oh yes these little lovelys were quite a headache and required many trips to Target dollar bins and the 99 cent store SO thankful for great friends who kept their eyes out for Sesame Street themed stuff... The tags were done by my friend at The Ooh La La Studio (CLICK HERE FOR AWESOME CUTENESS) they were the PERFECT touch for the gift bags and I put a triple stamp on them for extreme cuteness, PLUS she will let you print from home to save money (however I reccomend having her do it for a little extra because she does GREAT GREAT work). Here's the pic of them pre-application
I love love love these little touches- its what really makes people think you had a million dollar party on a dime(a shiny pretty dime, but still a dime).
So steal my ideas, reuse them, and check out the links!!!
Well Fans as you know (if you know me) its been a crazy couple weeks with Little A's BIG (and I do mean big) first birthday so I thought I would dissect it all...
Here we go...
Total Attendees: 100 (approximately- some were babies but still count right?)
Menu: 2 chocolate fountains (because we're going BIG right?- both borrowed so FREE)
1 champagne fountain (spouting sparkling cider which Ari thought was fantastic)borrowed so FREE (thanks Wendi) Cupcakes...
Now the cupcakes were a story. After shopping around I went with Stater Bros grocery because they were the cheapest and would indulge my cream cheese request. I have a vendetta with butter cream so just HAD to have cream cheese. 80 cupcakes, half vanilla half chocolate, with 4 different colors of frosting. What made these average cupcakes awesome?? The custom Sesame Street chocolate lollipops!!!! I used a wonderful lady Natalie at New York Chocolates (CLICK HERE) the lollipops were impressive and delicious!! Everyone raved and asked about them- at only $0.50 a piece they got my double stamp of approval BOTH affordable and tasty.. I LOVE LOVE New York Chocolates!!!
Various Tasty treats- goldfish crackers (Elmo's favorite treat), pita and hummus, and another favorite PIER PUFFS!! I had many many questions about these tasty little bites of garlic Parmesan deliciousness so here's your answers. They are from Santino's Pizza (CLICK HERE) and got a double stamp for being affordable too! Steve from Santinos was GREAT and cut me a pretty awesome deal!! Thanks Steve! Now I want to go try the cinnamon ones... You can get a GREAT deal for Santino's on Restaurant.com using their gift certificates.
Well my fellow saving people little A is turning 1! I cannot believe it, SOOOO in honor of the sweet one Im doing a little giveaway myself!
1 FREE small bottle of Stivectin SD!! YAY!!
For those of you who don't know Strivectin is a miracle worker on wrinkles, stretch marks, etc. etc........
Many many years ago in a land far far away I used to be a manager for Motherhood Maternity (pre-baby, crazy right?) Anyways- it was a little secret that if you went over to the makeup counter you could BUY this amazing cream that worked on wrinkles (made for wrinkles) but worked MIRACLES on stretch marks!! YAY!! Enter Strivectin..Then lo-and-behold Strivectin discovered that it worked on stretch marks and SURPRISE now they market it that way!! Woo!! Soooo make those nasty little things dissapear or rid yourself of wrinkles oooooorrr give it to a friend,
Either way ENTER NOW!!
1. "follow" my blog (if you already follow, awesome) 2. leave a comment saying you are following 3. Tell a friend about the blog! (this is just honor system)
This will last 1 week from tomorrow, Little A's birthday!!
The winner will be chose at random and contacted :)
Wrinkle and stretch mark free Momma
P.S. Ironic that I'm giving away stretch mark cream on my babys birthday?? lol.. perhaps..
Who doesnt love photos? Who doesnt love collage's? Who doesnt love FREE photo collages???
Not me!! I love some free cuteness of my sweet baby!!
Order your free 8×10 photo collage ($3.99 value) using the coupon code FBCOLL thru Friday at Walgreens Photo and you can pick it up in-store for a total of $0.00.
Note: You can only order one free 8×10 photo collage per account. Use between 1 and 20 photos for your collage. For the payment method select “Pay In Store” – your total should be $0.00 (don’t checkout unless it is).
To get to the 8×10 Photo Collage Print go to “Gifts” at the top menu, then “Collages”, then “Collage Prints” to create an 8×10. You can pick up your free 8×10 on any day, but you have to order it before the end of the day Friday. If you don’t have a Walgreens near you, or you just want to surprise someone – shipping is 99 cents.
Well, this is it my friends... One of the best deals ever.. So next to FREE, and Movies I love massages.. like love love... like love love love love....you get the point..
I cannot equate how good it make me feel, all this freebie shopping tends to make my neck sore, which can ONLY be alleviated by a nice massage which is REALLY a problem when massages are super duper 'spensive!!
Enter San Diego Spine and Rehab (check out their site for locations HERE) Like a shining knight on their noble steed they have rescued me from the claws of the evil expensive massage dragon....
This knight bears a:
1 hour MASSAGE FOR ONLY $40!!!!
So now you're thinking, yea this is gonna be some shady place with dirty beds, 2-way mirrors right? Nope.. Clean, quiet, private rooms, relaxing music, its a bargain dream come true...
I myself have tried and am a believer!!! Guess what my Mom-in-law is getting when she comes and visits for Christmas ;) BEST. DAUGHTER-IN-LAW. EVER...... Well next to the lovely Wendy-bird...
So here's the DEAL:
1. You MUST have a preferred customer card (which I have) 2. You call them, tell them you have the card and "MICHELLE" sent you and BAM!! You're on your way to enjoying 60 minutes of mood music massage bliss.... -- For an extra treat ask for Ana, shes great!! She used to be a physical therapist in Peru and her hands know it!!
So you want the card?? See me in person (if you know me) if you dont just send me your address and I will mail one too you!
Massaged and Mellow Momma
P.S. As with ALL things on my blog, I am NOT in any way endorsed,associated with, paid or promoted for this I JUST LOVE a good deal and a good massage!
Ok so if you know me personally you KNOW that next to free stuff I LOVE movies!!
Sooooo... whats the BEST of both worlds?? (you KNOW where this is going..)
FREE MOVIES!!! YAY!! And now that little A has decided to assert her independence we no longer can go to theaters as a family so we resort to RedBox..
You know, those cute little boxes that spit out movies?? Well its ONLY $1 but even THAT's too steep for me so I find the free...
Here ya go!!
When you check at (i.e. finish the transaction) there will be a little spot at the bottom of the screen for PROMO CODES
Enter these magic codes there for FREE MOVIES!!!
DVDONME (always works)
BREAKROOM (a nice one as well)
DVDATWAG (ONLY at Walgreens)
DVDKROG (ONLY at Kroger)
MONDAY (ONLY on.. Monday! LOL)
You can only use each code once per card per transaction, so ONLY 1 free movie at a time per card (this doesnt mean you cant stand in line and use tons of cards and codes for lots of movies while the person behind you taps their foot impatiently... no.. I didn't do that.. I was the one tapping!! LOL )
So.. enjoy your free movie and BE NICE! Whenever I see someone standing in line for RedBox I always whisper the DVDONME code to them so they can enjoy the free, pass the free forward people!!!
Movie Watchin Momma
***UPDATE: thanks to a fellow watching Movie Momma Megan I found out that if you rent a movie (those free movies qualify) THEN go to redbox.com and enter the code on the DVD you get yet another FREE MOVIE!! Its called their "thanks a billion" promo!!! Now thats what I call a double deal!!
Well this OM is back from Vegas and sad to say the land of FREE is having a drought! Not THIS land of free but due to economy Vegas is cutting their comps :( sad savings... :(
HOWEVER the FREE still flows here!!!
Restaurant.com is having a HUGE sale.. GET THIS.. -- 80% off all their gift certificates -- $10 free gift certificate
PLUS if you use ebates.com you get 15% off...
Use the coupon code AUTUMN
Ok so here's the deal with Restaurant.com, they CALL it a gift certificate but really is more of a discount (one reason why you should NEVER pay full price) and by my calculations, including the 18% tip they add its about 30% off the food IF you buy the amount required on the certificate.. In short READ READ READ that fine print, it can get you. We've used a couple of these and they're ok, they allow you to try some new places and that's goood, and bad. Be aware that some places can be REALLY strict on the rules (i.e. you can't buy discount meals/meal deals, drink specials, happy hour etc.) I'm going to do it 'cause hey- when you're on a budget any discount helps!! :)
This OM is about to head to Vegas :) so I thought I would leave you with a little coupon so you won't suffer from savings anxiety in my absence (I'll only be gone 24 hour so no BIG worries).
Carter's is having their Friends and Family Event!!
25% your purchase BOTH in store and online!! use code friends
Its rare when codes/coupons are good both places so this makes me happy! :) plus activewear is 60% off which means 85% off!!! Love that stacking!! Time to head to the outlet ;)
You can always find Carters coupons for 20% off so the 25% is a good deal. This does make me savings sad though as I just bought little A's kitty costume from the website :(..... Lesson learned I suppose!
Enjoy the cheap Carter's cuteness!!
Vegas bound OM
P.S. If you want the in-store coupon I can email it too you, or just call the store- usually they are really good about working with you and of course you can google it too find the printable version- for some reason I cant get it to save??
Dear Plum District I love you Let me count the ways... 1. Referral $$ 2. Free Playwerx 3. Great Promo Codes
Yes Plum District has struck again, Ive got 2 new promo codes for you for another $10 credited to your account!! Merry Christmas! Its really just like giving you $10 to spend, I used mine on todays deal for some SUPER cute labels!!
If you DON'T have Plum District yet- send me your email and I will refer you, you get ANOTHER $5 (thats $15 free now) ms.micheller AT gmail.com .... The deals keep comin!
Well its been a rough few days on this sides of the states, with Little A's teething and the hubs job fiasco there's NOTHING a little blogging and FREEBIES can't cure!!
So for tonight I will be serving the ever tasty $10 off a $10 purchase codes for JCPenny....
Use GO4TEN and LIZ4YOU (expires 9/28) at JCPenny.com
Plus FREE shipping on shoes still :) ahh... feet never felt so FREE!!!
If your code doesn't work, go back and try typing it in all caps.
Think of it as a $10 coupon, because you DO have to pay shipping ($5.95 unless your ordering the shoes which have free shipping today) or a store pick-up fee ($4.50). You can only use each coupon code once. It sounds like it may even works on Outlet items!
Ordinarily free Shoe shoppin Mommma
***UPDATE*** I did go to JCPenny and shopped the OUTLET section (just search outlet in the top little search bar) looked at shoes-due to free shipping and found some cute little white leather Mary Janes for little A!! total cost $3.25 not too bad, not free but I cant complain... CLICK HERE to see the cheap cuteness
Ok, we all know the chant right? And even though you cant get the Sunday paper HERE on my blog, you can and should get it elsewhere!! - Last week I joined the Sunday paper bunch and bought one from the local gas station, $1.88 later I thought seriously?? Did I just waste my money??
Saved at LEAST $10 that day on groceries and another $10 the next time!! Soooo.. the Sunday paper pays off!
So on your day of rest, family, church, stop by and get that Sunday paper- heck maybe you can sweet talk some grocery store to give you their old one before they throw them out!! :) That would be a double score!
Stay away from those street sellers though, I hear the raise their prices and we're all about the deal right??
Happy Sunday Everyone!! Enjoy those newspapers (don't forget to read those comics!)
Paper wielding Mommy
P.S. Ive been asked if I prefer one paper over the other and the answer is no, Im not sure (open to recommendations)- I say the FATTER the BETTER!
Okay now Im tempted to go out and redeem mine right now... Patience Patience... So while Im waiting you go and sign up for your FREE Skillet Queso from Chili's and as a bonus after you register you can get a FREE brownie sundae if you give the last 4 numbers from the credit card you use most often at Chilis...
Thanks to Mommy Saver Katherine for this one :) We signed up a while ago but it slipped my mind- Im sooo glad for super saver friends!!!
So here's the deal- FREE admission to the Smithsonian Museum of your CHOICE on Sept 25th :) This deals good in all towns, where there's a museum that is.... My hometown of 404 people may not qualify (however there IS a museum there- random right?)
Well back to the deal- CLICK HERE to redeem your free ticket for two (one per household)
Enjoy your free learning!! YAY!!
You know.. you would think learning would be free all the time??!! My student loans would disagree.... LOL!!
Hello Fellow Savers! Thanks to my friend and saver Mommy Meagan I found out about Vista Prints 10 Year Anniversary!! YAY for them and YAYAYAYAY for us!!
In honor of their 10 year anniversary they are giving away their top ten items FREE!! See?? My favorite word 10 times!
Business cards, stamps, websites, pens... WOW!! Click here and ENJOY!!!--- if you cant find it for some reason, just click on "FREE PRODUCT" on the left side of the website Act fast because it ends 9/17!!!
So, ALL San Diego County Residents get FREE Museum Admission at Balboa Park EVERY Tuesday!! The admission changes every Tuesday so eventually you get into them all free...
YAY!! Make SURE you have your drivers license or Military ID to get in (you'll be asked at every entrance, it gets a little annoying but the the free makes up for it!)
Heres the schedule for FREE Tuesdays: First Tuesdays Centro Cultural de la Raza San Diego Model Railroad Museum San Diego Natural History Museum (fee charged for theater) Reuben H. Fleet Science Center (fee charged for theater)
Second Tuesdays Museum of Photographic Arts Museum of San Diego History Veterans' Museum and Memorial Center
Third Tuesdays San Diego Art Institute San Diego Museum of Art (Permanent Exhibit Only) San Diego Museum of Man Japanese Friendship Garden Mingei International Museum
Fourth Tuesdays San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum San Diego Air and Space Museum San Diego Automotive Museum House of Pacific Relations International Cottages and Hall of Nations ("Children Around the World" Film at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.)
Fifth Tuesdays Regular admission prices are in effect
The City's Botanical Building is open every day except Thursday. Admission is always free.
Some museums may offer complimentary admission to their permanent collections only and charge for admission to special exhibitions, showings, and events. Please call individual museums for information.
Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
How does a haircut or 30 minute massage for $25 from Capriccio Salon sound??
PRETTY GOOD? Right?
How does helping raise money to help out one of the cutest girls you've ever seen sound?
GREAT!! Right?? Meet Erin.. Erin is 12 years old and was diagnosed with Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) when she was 10 months old (read more here).
September 19th, Capriccio salon will be doing a fund raiser to raise support for Erin and other little sweeties like her. When was the last time you got a haircut or massage that not only made you feel & look good but actually benefitted others???
Sounds like a double deal to me :).
So call Capriccio today 760.730.3022 and book your appointment- I bet they're going fast!
BTW I used my Groupon for Capriccio today and it was AWESOME (haircut, salon pedi, and eyebrow wax= $49)!! BONUS I got the best hairstylist ever- Kelly Rogers (request her when you make your appointment) For the FIRST time ever someone got my bangs right!! My husband who HATES short hair actually likes my short do:) Yay! Plus shes a mommy to a cute little baby boy who is about to turn 1!!! Gotta support other Mommys right??
Im thinking a massage on the 19th.. maybe even check out their silent auction! Hope you there!
Well this post combines both the love of my sweet baby A's safety AND a FREEBIE, two of my favorite things.
Thursday September 16th 9:00-12:00 and then 1:00-? California Highway Patrol in Oceanside 1888 Oceanside Blvd Oceanside, CA 92054 760-757-1675
- FREE Carseat Inspection and Installation - FREE Installation and
Yep, you can go to the CHP in Oceanside and get your carseat checked and installed and EVEN get a free carseat! Our neighbor's nanny went there a couple weeks ago and they just gave her one?! Nice right??
BEFORE you go- call and MAKE SURE they are doing it.Ask for Officer Newbury and make sure they are actually doing it, I had to actually go in and talk to them, you won't find it on the internet anywhere and its based on his schedule, seemed pretty weird but sooo worth a free carseat and inspection. I guess Officer Newbury is an offical certified carseat inspector :) sounds goods to me! You think he could just live at my house? Im pretty sure mine hasn't ever been REALLY installed...
Well, it should say Cheap Diaper, but that just doesn't rhyme as well right???
Well ladies and gents (mostly ladies Im sure)- I have stumbled upon yet an other fantatic deal (thanks San Diego Steals and Deals by babies cheap diapered bottom loves you).
Anyways- RIGHT NOW you can sign up for AMAZON MOM for FREE (my favorite word right?) You will get- FREE (there it is again) Amazon Prime Shopping * FREE Amazon Prime Shipping for 3 months! This is a GREAT deal - it normally costs $79 for the year- you get it for FREE with Amazon Mom. Amazon Prime shipping is FREE 2 day shipping for every purchase - nice! If you purchase a minimum of $25 from the Baby Store you will get an additional 3 months too!
* 30% off diapers and wipes! if you subscribe
By subscribe you basically tell Amazon, HEY send me xyz diaper every 1,2,3, months and they take 30% off your order. You can cancel, or change your diaper size any time...
So you COULD subscribe, buy, then cancel... or like me subscribe, buy, then change the NEXT shipment to the size higher. woo!! Diapers $0.17... Diapers normally $0.33
Its Labor Day so I definitely smell a bargain :) After a late start we headed to Kohls to use our 15% coupon (courtesy the mailing list) and the 2 $5 Kohls Cash certificates we got for signing up- 1 from me and 1 from the hubby which equalled FREE STUFF (party favors for little A's big bday- so what if the babies may eat the play doh versus play with it)!! When we checked out they did the regular "do you want a Kohls credit card and save 20%?" Before I adamantly said NO! I thought.. hmm.. Would this kind lady stack the coupons? Could I get 15% PLUS the 20%??? YES! Soooo... I applied, got it, bought my purchases (saving $91 PLUS $10 of FREE) and then WHILE I was still at the register, paid off the card and will close it tomorrow....
Done...Scored some cool toys, towels, and clothes for Little A...
Then off to Gymboree (did NOT make it out unscathed.. oh how I loathe and LOVE that place) for the 30% off sale... sigh... LITTLE GYMBOREE SECRET---- They have TONS of stuff in the back that isnt even on the floor!! sooooo ASK whats in the back- lots of times they're hiding great sale items in other sizes.. ALWAYS shop when you can get a LEAST 30% off and GYMBUCKS!! But its still expensive, even though the clothes have GREAT resale (dont believe me?check out ebay-gymboree.. yep) CUTE+GYMBOREE= Broke OM and mad Hubby!! LOL
Used my Gap GROUPON- LOVE LOVE that deal! I spent $13 and got like 5 pj outfits for Little A, a shirt, dress and leggings!! Only sad deal, no coupon :( I printed out the GAP outlet coupon instead of the regular one (P.S. everything was 25% off already PLUS the 50% groupon so I cant complain..) you can ALWAYS find a 20% off Gap coupon on the internet for VISA users :) :)
Then off to Childrens place (after Gymboree my eyes were burnt from cute overload) and of course to finish it off.. CARTER OUTLET!!
Im going downhill by now, but the sale was great PLUS 20% off, and when you spend 100$ you get 10$ to spend... someone PLEASE stop the spending!! Oh.. hubby is doing that!! LOL
Finished the day with a sweet free treat from GODIVA.. Have you signed up yet? EVERY MONTH you get a FREE Godiva truffle from the store, anyone you want!! yum............... Just go in and get it! Today they were giving away samples PLUS free truffle (double score) SIGN UP ALREADY!! CLICK HERE!!!!!
BTW See's Candy will also let you sample any chocolate you want when you go visit them (no signing up involved), I always feel bad when I dont buy from them however GODIVA is guilt FREE!! They WANT to give me that freeeeeeeeeeeeeebie!! woo!!!
Free tastes so good when it hits my lips!! LOL xxxooo Ordinary Mommy
P.S. I think Im high from all the free.. SIGN up already!!
Thanks Amber and Emmett for this GREAT Heads Up!!!
Today Plum District is having a deal where you get a $20 credit at Playwerx for $10 BUT if you enter the promo code FRUITFUL then you get it for FREE!! Just click the link below and check it out! https://www.plumdistrict.com/?ref=ue370512e1aa
Go to the website Plum District and sign up (keep in mind its free for each email just- so multiple emails =mutiple vouchers)
You will be taken to the San Diego Plum District website Select the playwerx deal register then when checking out enter FRUITFUL (you wont need a credit card because it ends up FREE!)
Well as most of you know Ive turned another year "wiser"? Well... I guess I can say wiser because I can say I have learned a LOT from this last year and Little A continues to teach me more every day... But on to the freebies, don't want to ramble on YOUR birthday is fast approachign and you WON't want to miss these!
1. Benihana $30 gift certificate.... Yep.. that awesome, sign up for their chefs table and you get $30 to spend on food. Pretty simple, if you dont want the emails in your inbox then I have a "junk email" address that I use to sign up places with, then when your birthday rolls around just search for Benihana... YUM! click here
2. World Market.. If you love that place like I do you will LOVE the $10 gift certificate they send to you- no strings attached! Surely you can find something nice for $10 right? Even if its a little candy bar and water! Treat Yourself! Me? Im going to use a $10 off a $30 purchase coupon combined with the certificate to earn $30 worth of swag for a cool $10... nice... click here then go to email signup
3. Famous Daves... now.. if you like BBQ, or maybe just free food this is a winner for sure! When you sign up for their email address you get a free something (appetizer, dessert, meal, ect) THEN on your birthday you get ANOTHER free something! SCORE!! If you're like me you look at the bottom of the email for a little code (w07,b05 something like that) Google the code and famous daves and you will find out what you won!! Not too shabby.. and probably worth the trip, Ill let you know after I claim my free appetizer... click here
4. Sephora A special little treat, this makeup and beauty product retailer gives you a nice little bonus on your birthday (this year its a eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara), I feel prettier already! click here and go to the bottom of the page- enter your email for offers
5. K-Mart Yes... The place I rarely shop actually has a nice little bonus... Its the kids club- sign up your child (or you if you're young at heart) and get $5 to spend on toys ect :) With their 50% off clearence toys surely you can find something nice :) click here
6. CVS Strangely enough, CVS sends you a little goody for your birthday- $3 isnt so bad right? Another bottle of water and candy bar perhaps? I actually ready CVS's little weekly email bonuses, not too bad.. Click here
7. ICE CREAM Yep ice cream is good! Tonight we treated Ari to her first taste of Coldstone Creamery, she wasn't so sure about it! LOL But Daddy and Mommy were sure they love it. Basically any ice cream place has a freebie club, Baskin Robbins, Coldstone, you name it! Sometimes its definately worth the trip.
8. Bowl of Noodles Free bowl of noodles or entree up too $7.50, at Noodles and Co. no strings! Now this doesnt include drink, side, ect, but hey- free food right? click here
Most places have freebies, wether it be a dessert or a buy one get one free entree, theres are just some of my favorite "no strings" freebies. If you have a place you like sign up for their e-club and who knows what you'll get! :)
So me and Little A are braving it alone tonight as the hubs has to work nights (boo!), I decided I didn't want to cook since Little A has also decided this would be the time to teeth??!!?? SOOOOOOOO I thought.. hmm.. maybe pizza? Long story short I ended up with 2 FREE orders of cinnastix!!!
Heres how: Go to Dominos.com and enter coupon code SWEETJOBS
and automatically you get free Cinnastix- SCORE!
Then go to the "coupons" page on Dominos.com and click the coupon- "FREE CINNASTIX WITH ANY ONLINE ORDER"
they add ANOTHER free cinnastix to your order-
Check out and go pick those stix up!! yummm.............
This actually prompted the creation of the new blog- because this is something EVERY Mommy should know...
Those who know me know that Little A (our beloved daughter) is now 10 months old and experimenting with "people food" this had led to increasingly stubborn stains and spots... SOOOO What to do when you expensive Gymboree white onesie that you "splurged" on gets blueberry's on it???
THE AWESOMEST STAIN REMOVER EVER(made from stuff you already have)
Stir equal parts Tide Liquid Detergent (probably any kind works) and Powder Cascade in a LARGE bowl (ex. 1 cup liquid, 1 cup Cascade).
Pour the HOTTEST water imaginable into the bowl and stir the detergent/casade mixture until its dissolved (or until you just get tired of it all).
Add clothes with said blueberry stains.. SOAK overnight or as long as possible.. and... VOILA!! Stains are gone.. you are happy.. and you've sworn off Gymboree all together (or until you gymbucks are ready to be spent :) )
This REALLY REALLY works, I saw this as Little A's white onesie is soaking in its stain fighting bliss....
Well.. After much thought, consideration, and some prompting Ive decided to start a new blog... Here I will share with you:
- Household Tips and Tricks - Secret Shopping Stuff (because you KNOW I love it!) - Unsolicited product reviews, "Run For" i.e. I LOVE it! and "Run From's" Not So Much - Baby Advice (gleaned from mother in laws, other Mommys, and random people on the street) - FREEBIES! - Fun things to Do - Some crafty things (although I am not crafty- so you KNOW its good!) and party planning ideas.. because thats my passion :)
So sit back, grab your tea, coffee or carbonated beverage and ENJOY!!