Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Giveaway - Subway Gift Card

If you haven't been over to the new Wholesome Mommy, you need to check it out! I first found this lady's blog when it was the Centsible Swayer. She has now switched over to a healthy living blog - which is perfect for me because we are trying to eat more healthy and organic!

Anyway, right now she is doing a fun giveaway through Subway for 1 of 3 $25 Subway gift cards. We love Subway at our house as a healthier health food option! Check it out here.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Diaper Deal at Walgreens!

Click on over to Walgreens! They are having a fantastic deal on baby diapers!

If you have an Ebates account, you'll want to access Walgreen's site through their home page. If you don't have an account - you can sign up here: With Ebates you'll get 4 percent cash back off of your purchase. Every little bit counts!

You MUST follow these steps to get this deal to work:
  • Head to Walgreens online.
  • Scroll do the bottom of the Walgreens Home Page. You will see "Sweepstakes and Promotions" at the very bottom of the page. Click on that.
  • Then, scroll down the promotions page until you see the "Spend $25 Online and get a $10 Credit Picture." Click on that.
  • Click on the red "Shop Now" button to get started and have your credit work.
You will get a $10 Credit to your Walgreens account when you spend $25. Plus, we can use the $10 off $30 Credit I mentioned earlier!
  • Then, purchase 5 Packs of Walgreens Diapers to bring you over $30. They should be $6.99 each.
  • Your total will be $34.95.
  • Use the promo code SUNNYDEAL to get $10 off.
You will end up paying $24.95. BUT, you will get a $10 credit to use in the future because you went through the steps above!

With the $10 credit included, you end up paying only $2.99 per pack! For a pack of 36 diapers, that is only $.08 each!

The code expires June 25th at midnight.
(Thanks Freebies 2 Deals!)

City Deals Date Night

I decided that my husband and I needed to try something new for our date nights ... and maybe even actually take a date night. Typically we get stuck in the dinner and a movie rut. Father's Day provided the perfect opportunity to surprise him. I arranged for a babysitter from 3:30-8:30 pm (a big things for me. I hate leaving my little people more than a few hours).

A few weeks before, I saw a great deal on City Deals. They had discounted gift certificates to Clas Ropes Course. Plus when you spent $50 you got a free $20 gift certificate to great harvest - which we love!

I also added in two discounted days passes to Seven Peaks. Fun in the sun for us this summer!

Here is the breakdown

2 15.00 Seven Peaks Passes
1 22.00 Clas Ropes Gift Card
.99 shipping =

Here it was actually worth

2 23.37 Seven Peaks Passes
1 25.00 Clas Ropes Gift Card
1 20.00 Great Harvest Gift Card

That's almost $40 in savings! And I didn't even pick out the best deals! Bring on the date night!

Fast forward to last Saturday, Clas Ropes Course in Provo had a Father's Day special complete with three hours on the course, a BBQ with smores, and an optional canoe ride down the Provo River. I sprung for it all. Keep in mind - I had just run my first 5K earlier that day. I must have been feeling adventurous!

We arrived just a teensy bit late and they put us in a group with another couple and a Dad with his two preteen kids. The first few activities were typical leadership/bonding/problem solving activities. You know, the one where you both have a rope tied around your wrists and you have to figure out how to get untangled from each other without taking them off? I swear I have done it a dozen times at Girls Camp, but we still couldn't figure it out. No worries, it was much more fun doing it with my husband!

For the next activity, we had to swing from one platform to the next. All of us. Without touching the ground. But first we had to figure out how to get the rope over to us. Johnny saved the day by sacrificing his shoes and using the laces/shoes to lasso the rope over to us. We made it all over to the other platform .... eventually and with a few bruises :).

Next, we had to figure out how to get our team members across a series of boards and stumps without touching the ground. It involved moving the boards around and was quite tricky!

My hubby is on the far right helping the little boy to safety.

And then came our favorite part! The part I was worried we would never get to because it took us so long to finish the bonding activities.

First we took a ride on this giant swing. You held on to a rope and your team mates hoisted you to the top. The hardest part was holding on until the very top. It was such a rush when you let go.

Next we went rock climbing. I am still attempting to figure out how people balance their feet on the itty bitty rocks.

And here we are are sitting and waiting for our turn to go down the zip line. Lucky for us, you get to climb to the top of the zip line pole. I saw lots of kiddos doing it and even a cute Grandma named Earlene doing it. It took Earlene awhile to get up there, but I figured if she could do it, so could I. So I scaled a wooden pole balancing my self on these much too small metal staples. But it was worth it because the zipline was lots of fun!

To conclude the evening, we canoed down the Provo River to Utah Lake. BEAUTIFUL! It was so relaxing and our arms definitely got a work out!

My honey on the dock.

All in all - a fantastic evening. What did I learn?
1. My kiddos will survive for an evening without me.
2. It's good to try new things and step out of your comfort zone.
3. Anything is fun with my Johnny.
4. My body can do hard things.
5. It's worth it to plan date nights.
6. City Deals = Cheap Date Nights.
7. Trying new things doesn't have to be expensive!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Giveaway Time!

I love entering giveaways! This week I am entering:

The Loca Loba is spreading the word about Biggest Loser's Pound for Pound Challenge. You can enter to win a $30 Kroger gift card. Love me some free groceries and a good cause!

Menu Plan Monday

1. Chicken and Rice with Leftover Coldstone Cake
I am posting late to Menu Plan Monday, so we already had this for dinner last night. Can we say, yum! The sauce you use is very similar to homemade macaroni and cheese sauce. It just goes over chicken and rice instead. We added green peas to the onions and celery. My 11 month old inhaled it and my husband enjoyed it, too!

2. Tomato Melt with Healthy Hamburger Stew and Potato Fries
3. Cowboy Spaghetti and Veggies
4. Chili (minus the beer, of course)
5. Balsamic Chicken and Veggies
6. Secret Shop Eat Out
7. Sunday night potluck with family

1. Leftover Chicken and Rice
2. Turkey Sandwiches
3. Picnic at the lake with family
4. Secret Shop Eat Out
5. Tomato Toast and Veggies
6. Leftovers
7. Spaghetti and Veggies

1. Crepes
2. Oatmeal
3. Omelets
4. Egg Sandwiches and Fruit
5. Waffles

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Free Sample of Bullseye BBQ sauce

Need something for the BBQ? Kraft is giving out 2 Free Samples of their Bullseye BBQ Sauce. The freebies should arrive in 4 weeks - in time for those summer BBQs!

You can bet this sample will be popular so request your's soon!

Also, in the right hand corner of the website, there is a small link for a $1.00 off! Be sure to print that for extra saving!

(Thanks Freebies 2 Deals)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Pampers Gifts to Grow Points

Are you a member of Pampers Gifts to Grow? If not, you should be! Why not earn points while you are buying things you already need. You earn points by entering codes from Pampers products you have purchased. They also often post point codes online!

For example, here are 40 more points you can add to your Pampers Gifts to Grow Account. Just use code 25GTGSUMMER2010 and 15GTGSUMMERFUN.

If you don't have a Pampers Gifts to Grow Account, you can sign up for free!

Right now, I am saving up for a Melissa and Doug sounds puzzle or a free book from Shutterfly!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

1. Coconut Curry Chicken Cous Cous
2. Roasted Tomato Soup with Saute Spring Beans and Fat Free Apple Cake
3. Beef Stroganoff

1. Bran Muffins, Scrambled Eggs, and Fruit
2. Tomato Slices on Toast
3. Oatmeal
4. Scrambled Egg Whites with Home Fries
5. Triple Berry Banana Smoothie
6. Scrambled Egg Burritos

1. Spaghetti and veggies
2. Grilled Cheese and Soup
3. Chicken and Potato leftovers
4. Chicken Salad

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


I'm always up for a giveaway!

Check out this one by Jolly Mom courtesy of Hungry Jack.

You can win:
· Hungry Jack Syrup with new cap (in Regular and Lite flavors)
· Coupons good for 20 bottles of Hungry Jack Syrup with new cap
· Hungry Jack Wheat Blends Pancake Mix
· Hungry Jack Original Pancake Mix
· Smucker’s Strawberry Jam
· Smucker’s Apple Butter
· Jif Peanut Butter
· Pancake molds
· Spatula
· Santa Cruz orange-mango juice

Sounds like a way yummy breakfast to me!

Jolly Mom has another fun giveaway with the P&G Store where 10 people will win a $20 credit to the store!

Jolly Mom is also giving away a $300 price pack from Nautica as well.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Back from vacation and loving my big basket of vegetables and fruits from Bountiful Baskets. Lots of new recipes this week and some old familiar favorites as well. Enjoy!

1. Egg on Toast with yogurt and blackberries
2. Tomato Slices on Toast
3. Oatmeal
4. Scrambled Egg Whites with Home Fries
5. Triple Berry Banana Smoothie
6. Scrambled Egg Burritos

1. Leftovers
2. Couscous with vegetables

1. Maple Rosemary Chicken with Baby Bok Choy with Garlic and Rice
2. Stuffed Green Bell Pepper Soup with Rolls
3. Hamburgers with Corn on the Cob and Fluff Salad
4. Mini Skillet Meatloaves with Salad and Watermelon
5. Chicken with Paprika and Potatoes
6. Spaghetti and Quinoa Meatballs with Salad
7. Cream of Cilantro Soup

Hardboiled Eggs
Whole Wheat Waffle Slices

Friday, June 4, 2010

City Deals

Have you tried out City Deals yet? It has fantastic gift certificates available for discounted prices. The gift certificates are for fun places like Trafalga, Seven Peaks, Pirate Island, and also some yummy restaurants!

Right now is a great time to check City Deals out because they are offering an awesome promotion. Purchase $50 worth of Gift Certificates to ANYTHING on the City Deals site and get a FREE $20 Gift Card to Great Harvest! Use promo code GREATHARVEST at checkout!

The Great Harvest Gift Card can be used at any Utah location. We're talking yummy honey wheat bread an pumpkin bread for free! My mouth is already watering!

*There are a limited number of Free Gift Certificates they are giving out. So first come, first serve.

So here is the scenario that I did. I'm surprising my honey with a Father's Night out courtesy of CLAS Ropes Course. 3 hour ropes course, canoeing, and hot dogs - he is going to love it! Of course, I bought a gift certificate for CLAS Ropes and now it is even cheaper for us. Gotta love that!

I also added in two discounted days passes to Seven Peaks. Fun in the sun for us this summer!

Here is the breakdown

2 15.00 Seven Peaks Passes
1 22.00 Clas Ropes Gift Card
.99 shipping =

Here it was actually worth

2 23.37 Seven Peaks Passes
1 25.00 Clas Ropes Gift Card
1 20.00 Great Harvest Gift Card

That's almost $40 in savings! And I didn't even pick out the best deals!

Great Deals at Kohls!

Kohls is having a great Clearance sale right now! I was able to get some cute toddler and baby clothes for under $4 bucks as well as a new monitor.

Be sure to use the following code to get an extra 20% off the clerance

Extra 20% off your order (no Kohl's Charge required) TWENTYMAY - exp UNKNOWN

99¢ shipping per item. No code required.

Fisher-Price® Long-Distance Light-Up Monitor
original $37.99
now $15.19
*$13.14 shipped after codes

Also, don't forget to go through Ebates to get 2% cash back! If you haven't signed up for Ebates yet, you can sign up here.

Ebates is a great way to get cash back when you are already shopping online!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Kraft First Taste

If you have a Kraft First Taste Account, you will not want to miss out on these coupons! And if you don't have an account yet, you can sign up here.

Some members are getting high-value coupons and others are being mailed completely free product coupons! I was one of the lucky ones to get the Free Product Coupons so far.

So be sure to sign up or check your accounts. I've been able to try lots of yummy products for free through this program!

These are the available Free Product coupons:

KOOL-AID Fun Fizz Drink Drops (up to $2.49)
OSCAR MAYER Deli Fresh Shaved Meats (up to $4.50)
RITZ CRACKERFULS Filled Crackers (up to $3.49)
KRAFT HOMESTYLE DELUXE Macaroni & Cheese Dinner (up to $3.99)
DIGIORNO® Deep Dish Pizza (up to $3.30).

**The offer is only while supplies last. So redeem your offer asap!~

Grocery Deals

I'm going to start posting some of the grocery deals I find and want to use.

Wal-mart (thanks Freebies 2 Deals ... click on the link to see the rest of the deals she found!)

Herbal Essence Travel Size Shampoo $0.97
Use the $1.00 off Coupon from the 5-16-10 RP
Total cost FREE (No trial restriction!)

Kraft 100 Calorie Cheese Bites $2.16 (not in all stores yet)
Use the $1.00 off Coupon fromthe 5-16-10 SS
Total cost $1.16 for CHEESE!!

Glade Sense and Spray $4.00
Use the $4.00 Coupon from the 5-9-10 SS
Total cost FREE!

Clorox Toilet Wand $9.98
Use the $5.00 Coupon
Plus, submit for the $5.00 Rebate here
You pay $4.98, but get a $5.00 Rebate!
Total cost FREE!

Bic Pens $1.00
Use the $1.00 off Coupon
Total cost FREE!

Benadryl Itch Relief Sticks $2.28
Use the $5.00 off 2 Coupon from the 4-11-10 RP
Total cost 2 for FREE!

Boudreaux Butt Paste 2 oz $4.63
Use the $2.00 off Boudreaux Coupon from the 4-11-10 SS
Total cost $2.63

California Pizza Kitchen for 1 $2.00
Use the $1.00 off California Pizza Kitchen Coupon from the 5-2-10 SS (exp 6/30)
Total cost $1.00

Taco Bell Seasoning Packet $0.50
Use the $1.00 off 2 Taco Bell Seasoning Coupon
Total cost 2 for FREE!

Muir Glen Tomato Paste 6 oz $0.94
Use the $1.00 of Muir Glen Printable Coupon
Total cost FREE!

Muir Glen Stewed Tomatoes 14.5 oz $1.32
Use the $1.00 off Muir Glen Printable Coupon
Total cost $0.32

Cache Valley Cheese Slices 6 oz $1.94
Use the $.75 off Coupon from the 4-25-10 SS (exp 6/30)
Total cost $1.19 each! **Plus Free Movie Ticket, Hogle Zoo Ticket or Bees Ticket, when you purchase 4!