Monday, June 29, 2015

Redbox: FREE DVD or $1.50 off Blu Ray/game rental!

Redbox is offering up a FREE one day DVD rental or $1.50 off a game/Blu Ray rental with the code SM74WK3 valid through June 30th, 2015 – this code is valid at and on the Redbox Mobile app. (we reserved ours online, I'm not sure if it will work at the kiosk or not)


(thanks Savings Angel!)

Redbox 101:

  • You will need to swipe your credit/debit card, but will not be charged unless you return it late (after 9pm the next night).  In that case, you'd pay for each day it's late. 
  • Check here for Redbox locations.  
  • You can use each code once per credit/debit card.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

FREE 1-Year Subscription to Martha Stewart Magazine

Free subscription to Martha Stewart Living

Head over to get a FREE subscription of Martha Stewart magazine -- easy peasy, never get a bill, no strings attached!

*All you need to do is fill out a simple survey form at RewardsGold and submit it. Your first issue should reach you within 8-10 Weeks. Only valid in US.

(thanks, MoneySavingMom!)

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Review: ThermaCELL Heated Insoles (great idea for Father's Day gift!)

I was offered a chance to try out these ThermaCELL Heated Insoles and I jumped at the chance!  I hate being cold...really, really hate it!  Winters in Michigan are not the place for me and my frozen toes, but yet here we are.   I would love be able to join the kids out in the snow, or at least be less concerned about getting frostbite and enjoy the 6 months of living in a I was very excited to see if these would help!

Also, my husband has poor circulation, but for the past couple winters has been working in the brutal weather outdoors, and his feet are always freezing! I've been learning that it's important to save money where you can, so you can spend money where you want to, and if these things proved to be as great as they sounded, they could definitely be worth it!

I was worried that it would be too warm and I wouldn't get a good chance to really try them out, but we were "blessed" with another blast of cold weather.  ;)   I really liked having heat on my feet! I'm excited to actually use them when the weather really turns cold again and get out and play with the kids - without cold feet misery!  My husband really liked them too - the only "concern" he had was that you'd need enough room in your shoes to allow for the insoles.  He tried them with a pair of regular shoes and did not have enough room, but then tried them with his work boots and they were great. He said they were comfortable and warm!

I got a giggle out of an apparent misprint on my pair....I guess I do have two left feet. ;)

When I first opened the insoles I was anxious to try them out, so I just skipped the instructions and figured it out myself. My first thoughts were that they feel very sturdy - not flimsy at all, they are very user friendly, and it was really simple to see how to turn them on/off, how to charge them, and how to control the levels of heat. There's a cute little remote included that lets you choose "high, "low", or "no heat". The insoles are able to be trimmed to custom fit your tootsies, and are fully charged in 4 hours.

I've been given an offer to pass on to you guys that is a great gift idea for Father's Day! If you have a hunting, fishing, hiking, sledding, cold-weather kind of guy, head over to Thermacell and use the discount code "HEAT15" to get $20 off and free shipping for any pair of insoles on the site.  AND, a free car charger comes with the originals so that's almost a $48 savings! The code is good through June.  Obviously they won't be here tomorrow, but you could let your guy know they're coming and give him something to look forward to....especially once the temperature drops!  Have a happy Father's day!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Menards - FREE Loom Bands and Energy Shots (no limit!)

Are you familiar with Menards awesome rebate program?  (If you're not, see how they work here, and if you have a store nearby, check it out!)

I'm already a big fan, and regularly take advantage of their awesome FREE (and cheap) items, but I just came across two deals in particular I wanted to share!  Most items have a limit of how many you can get a rebate for, but right now you can get Loom Bands and Nodoz Energy Shots completely free, and as many as you want!!

I've already gotten my rebate back for the loom bands (each package is a kit that includes the bands, connectors, and loom stick....we're so set for birthday parties, prizes, and travel goodies for a while!), and when we do travel I won't have to cringe when my husband pays $5 each for energy shots to stay awake! ;)

(*the loom bands need to be purchased by 6/30/15 and the energy shots by 7/31/15)

Friday, May 1, 2015

Review and Giveaway: Dial Baby Body and Hair Wash & Dial Kids Foaming Hand Wash!

I had a great time giving away the Purex Crystals last week, and I already get to do a review and giveaway again!  This time I got to try out Dial Baby Body and Hair Wash and Dial Kids Foaming Hand Wash -- and with 6 kids here I think we were the right testers for sure!

We tried the Foaming Hand Wash first and I grabbed my cutie 5-year-old to try it out after lunch. We already make our own DIY foaming hand wash, but we are out right now so it was great timing!

The first thing that caught my attention is that is has no artificial dyes -- I love that!  So many products (for children especially!) have totally unnecessary dyes that are really bad for their health!  It's also just lightly scented like watermelon (not overpowering or obnoxious), and while I prefer fragrance-free, it does makes it more exciting for the kids to use, and sometimes they need a little incentive to remember to wash!

Next we tried the Body and Hair Wash.....I can't even begin to tell you how hard it was to get any decent pictures of us trying this out, lol!!  Between my new-to-me camera (how do I figure this out??), bad bathroom lighting, and cranky/wacky kiddos....this is the best shot I could get!


I love that this is fragrance free and has no artificial dyes!  It works great, but with no extra junk!  It also has no parabens and is tear free!  I feel much more comfortable using this on my littles than other body and hair washes!

Here's a sample of the rest of the crazy bath time though!  These boys are hilarious!

Since we're talking baths, I must tell you about my favorite bath toy organizer!  We've tried lots of things over the years, but this Munchkin Scoop, Drain, and Store bath toy organizer is my favorite by far! I even paid full price for it -- worth it! There's no mesh to get grody, it allows the toys to dry between baths, it's really sturdy, plenty roomy for all their toys without being bulky in the shower for the rest of us, stays put on the wall (despite the kids grabbing it), and after having it a couple years the kids still think it's a game to scoop up the toys when bathtime is over - and it's easy for them to do!
And just for fun, here's their "easy, breezy, beautiful CoverGirl" pose, ha!  ;)

Now for the fun part! Time for you to enter to win a FREE product coupon for Dial Baby body and hair wash or Dial Kids foaming hand wash that you can take to your local store and pick up a FREE bottle to try!

*The Purex brand provided me with a sample of Dial products in exchange for a product review. However, all the opinions here are my own.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Sam's Club Membership - one year for $45 (get $43 back in gift card and food certificates)!

Amazing Deal! Sam’s Club Membership for $45
:  Not a member of Sam’s Club? Groupon has a new deal where you can purchase a membership for just $45 (memberships are usually $142, saving you $97). You’ll also receive a $20 gift card and fresh food certificates worth $23!

I recently got the free membership at Costco that I posted about (and love it so far!), but since this membership is basically free I think I may take advantage of this offer too!

With the purchase of the Sam’s Plus Membership package, you’ll receive:
  • A one year Sam’s Plus membership ($100 value)
  • Complimentary membership card for a spouse or other household member
  • $20 gift card valid for any in-club, online or fuel purchases
  • Three Fresh-food certificates, redeemable at the time of membership activation through Monday, July 27, 2015 (a $22.94 value), including:
    • One rotisserie chicken (2.75lb—$4.98 value)
    • One container of Italian Rose Fresh Salsa (48 oz—$9.98 value)
    • Gourmet cupcakes (8-count—$7.98 value)

*This deal can only be used for new members or anyone whose membership has expired at least six months ago.