Monday, October 29, 2012 FREE $10 e-Gift Card

Until tomorrow (10/30) at midnight, you can get a FREE $10 e-gift card to use on’s website!
Here’s how:
Go to Restaurant.coms page on FaceBook and click the “Like” button.
On this promotion tab you’ll have to fill in basic info (name and email and zipcode).
(OR you can “play the game” and search for it on their timeline! Look for this icon:)
You will get the $10 e-gift card by email within 24 hours.
Gotta love an opportunity to eat out for free (or almost free, depending on what you order)!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Shop at Home!

Have you signed up for Shop at Home? Do it! You’ll be able to check out great coupons, deals, and cash back opportunities!
I’m currently excited about the following deal now available on Shop at Home:

The deal works like this:
You get 24% off one Pampers Cruisers Diapers Super Pack (with the option of Free Store Pickup)!
The current list/website price is: $24.94
The Daily Deal Cash Back Reward is: $6.00
So, your reduced price is: $18.94 (plus tax)
Plus, you’ll get 3% more back for making this Walmart purchase through Shop at Home! (That’s $0.57 for this purchase.)
Keep shopping through Shop at Home (especially with the holidays approaching!) and watch those little extras add up: Once your cash back reaches $20, you’ll get a check in the mail. If you do some shopping online anyway, those pennies will add up more quickly than you might expect!

Friday, October 26, 2012

“Story Time” at Barnes & Noble

Entries on this blog have ranged from bargains and money-saving tips to product reviews and educational ideas. Because our current life of travel involves what I like to refer to as “road-schooling” I plan from time to time to post about adventures we enjoy along the way – especially when those experiences involve bargains and freebies!
This past summer our Little Lady participated in a reading program sponsored by Barnes & Noble – and she was very pleased to choose Fancy Nancy: Fancy Day in Room 1-A as her reward!

She quickly became a Fancy Nancy fan!

When we went to our local store to redeem the book, we discovered that B&N has “story time” – several times per week! As our travel schedule allows we’ve been participating on Thursdays (our day to concentrate on reading in our “road-school” program) and now and then on Tuesdays as well.
The B&N staff members are enthusiastic and energetic in encouraging the children in attendance, making reading fun – and often including a hands-on activity that complements the books read that morning. Crafts have ranged from a simple coloring page to creating a fuzzy sock puppet!
Some of the other excitement we’ve enjoyed has included:
decorating a mask
a surprise visit by Curious George
decorating with autumn themed beads

We also learned about and subsequently signed up for the Barnes & Noble Kids’ Club. It’s free, and there are some nice perks, too:
  • As a “warm welcome to the club” when you join, you get a coupon for 30% off the list price on any one kids’ book or toy.
  • You also get a $5 reward for every $100 you spend on kids’ stuff online and in stores.
  • Your children get coupons for a free cupcake or cookie from the B&N cafĂ© that can be claimed anytime during birthday weeks.
  • You can sign up for monthly email newsletters, featuring even more savings. (So far, I’ve received coupons ranging from an extra 15% to 30% off one item. These can be handy when shopping for books for birthdays!)
You can join the club in store or online.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Consignment Sales!

It’s fall – and fall and winter consignment sales are underway. We’ve learned to dress our little people for (a lot!) less by shopping at consignment sales – and by consigning clothes, too!
If you live in the Greater Greenville area, you can check out the semi-annual "Here We Grow Again" Consignment Sale, going on this week.
We love this sale! We’ve had great success dressing our children – in quality clothes – for great prices. When you consider how well name-brand clothes tend to wear, and wash (and resist stains!), and keep so that you can re-sell them, the savings are really multiplied!

Check the website ("Here We Grow Again" Consignment Sale) for all the details...
And if you don’t live in the Upstate area, I still have good shopping news for you!

ThredUP is an online consignment sale I recently discovered. From my experience, they specialize in top name brands in excellent condition.
ThredUp is currently offering a free $10 credit toward any purchase when you sign up through this link. In addition, you can use code SHIPOCT12 to get free shipping on any order!

Right now ThredUP has a variety of children’s clothes priced from $2.00 to $5.00! By using your $10 credit and free shipping code, you can get something free or almost-free!