Last Minute Fall & Halloween Inspiration & $25 CVS Gift Card Giveaway


Fall is my favorite season.  I love the warm colors of autumn and the cool change in the air.  It’s also my favorite month to decorate my home and office!  CVS has some of my favorite items this year for decorating at a great price point.  You can’t go wrong with a seasonal gift for a friend or co-worker or something new to help you get your home ready for Halloween or Thanksgiving.  This week all fall decor and candles are 33% off.


CVS is also your Halloween decor destination.  With prices slashed 33% you can pick up lighting, animated decor, and more at bargain prices.  There is still time to decorate before the trick-or-treat crowd hits your doorstep.

And don’t forget the candy!  The deals this week are scary-good when you compare them to other stores.  Combine the deals and get even greater savings!


CVS is definitely the most coupon friendly store in town.  Make sure to print coupons and take them with you when you shop!  You’ll want to take advantage of the red coupon machine in-store for even more coupons.  And don’t forget to use your Extra Care Bucks to help lower the cost of your items.
$1.00 off one (1) PLAY-DOH Halloween Bag


To help get your home holiday ready, we’re giving away a $25 CVS gift card.  Make sure to enter multiple times and come back daily for more chances to win.  You can sign up to win daily through 11/7/15!  Use the Rafflecopter form
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Award Winning Aldi Caramel Coconut Fudge Cookies + Reader Giveaway {$25 Aldi Gift Certificate}

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I have been keeping a secret, and it’s a good one.

It’s not that I meant to keep it from you.  I promise.  I would never do that.

It’s about these cookies.

Benton’s Caramel Coconut Fudge Cookies from Aldi have won an award.  They have been named the Better Homes and Gardens Best New Product. But that’s not exactly the secret.

My family is a fan of these cookies and we can tell you that they taste like something we’ve had before, possibly sold by girls during a certain time of the year…Caramel Coconut Cookies

I am not going to keep it a secret any longer.  I just can’t take it.  Benton’s Caramel Coconut Fudge Cookies taste like Samoas sold by the Girl Scouts. The biggest difference might just be the price.  At only $1.39 a package, these cookies will ROCK your world.

You could seriously put these out for guests and they might think you made them!  They are incredible and it’s no wonder they’ve won an award by BHG!  We have a hard time keeping these cookies in our house!


Giveaway — THREE Winners — $25 Aldi Gift Certificates

These cookies are so good, we think you should try them.  That’s why we’re hosting a giveaway for THREE $25 Aldi Gift Certificates.  With Aldi’s low prices, that $25 will get you far more than cookies and milk!

You can enter daily through 10/22/15 using the form below!

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Enter to Win a Mrs. Renfro’s Gourmet Salsa Pack #Giveaway


If you love salsa, Mrs. Renfro’s has some amazing all natural varieties.  When Mrs. Renfro’s recently sent me several of their salsas, my kids went bonkers for it!  Several jars were gone in just a few days.  My favorite was the Pineapple Salsa and the kids loved the Smokey Roasted Salsa.

Mrs. Refro’s is a small family owned company in Fort Worth Texas that sells amazing gourmet salsas, relishes and BBQ sauces.  They’ve been around since the 1940’s and know their condiments!.  If you ask me, they taste homemade.

If you haven’t tried salsa in your recipes, I would highly recommend it.  Some of my favorite recipes call for salsa including Chili and Fajitas with Creamy Salsa Dressing!

Renfro-BBQ-SaucesMrs. Refro’s is also know for their amazing BBQ Sauces!  I played it safe and tried the Chipotle and Classic sauces.  They were absolutely delicious and as close to homemade I’ve ever tried in a jar.


If your local stores don’t sell Mrs. Renfro’s products, you can order online at  They ship to your door in these handy 4 packs. You pick the flavors.


Mrs. Refro’s wants to send one of our readers a 4-pack of Salsas, BBQ Sauces or Relishes!  Enter below to win!  Giveaway ends 10/23/15.

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Celebrate National Dog Week with a $3 Off Beneful Coupon + #FriendsWithBeneful Giveaway

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Beneful Brand Dog Food for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

In the hustle and bustle of busy everyday life we sometimes overlook our furry BFF. During the daytime she hangs out in my office space napping the day away.  When the kids come home from school she might get to hang out with them a bit before homework.  Lately we’ve been trying to make time to play ball or frisbee, two of her favorite daily activities. Now that the weather is cooler, she’s especially eager to play!

National Dog Week is September 20 – 26 and our friends at Beneful sent us a cool activity and treat bag to help us celebrate with our dog BFF!  To celebrate National Dog Week, we’ve been taking our bag of goodies to the backyard for doggie playtime!  She has already associated the blue bag with the fun she is about to encounter!  Labs love to retrieve, so the balls and flying disc are perfect for backyard play. And she’s getting some great exercise!

Mealtime is another favorite time of day for our BFF!  She especially loved the treats and samples she received from her special friends at Purina Beneful!  She instantly gobbled the food right up and I felt good knowing it is made with good-for-you ingredients like real meats and vitamin rich veggies.  The different tastes and textures make her happy.

Beneful has something for every dog from growing puppies, to small dogs, to healthy adults. Save $3 on Beneful,13-lb bag or greater, in honor of National Dog Week! Click the link and print your coupon. Click here to learn more about Beneful.

Beneful Prize Pack Giveaway

One lucky reader will win a Beneful cinch bag filled with samples of Beneful food and treats, balls, chew toys, flying disc and a leash.  To win, simply post a photo of your dog BFF on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook with #NationalDogWeek and #FriendsWithBeneful then submit the url of your post in the comment section of this blog post!  One winner will be chosen and the prize will be mailed directly from Purina.


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CVS/pharmacy Back-to-School $25 Gift Card Giveaway

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Back-to-schools shopping has been on my agenda for the last few weeks.  I did some in-store shopping with my daughter last week and shopped for my boys online.  Aren’t boys so much easier to shop for? 

With only 14 days left until the first day, we’re not done with our shopping.  One way I save on school shopping for three is to watch sales and pick up a few things here and there, when the prices are at the lowest. I know my kids will need school supplies – notebooks, pencils, binders and a few other items, so I’ve been picking those up when I see the deals.

Now through September, you can find some great school supply bargains at CVS/pharmacy!  This week there is a new deal each day. In the next two weeks you’ll see even more deals!

Deals This Week through 8/15/15

Sunday/Monday Paper-Mate Eagle or Write Bros pens 8-10 pk $1.29
$1.00 Instant Coupon printing at Red Machine
$0.55/1 Paper Mate Pens Pack, exp. 9/20/15 (SS 07/26/15) [Excludes 2 in 1 stylus pen]
Final Price: Free

Tuesday Daily Deal Cailber security envelopes 80 ct $1.59
$1.00 Instant coupon printing from Red Coupon Machine
Final Price: $0.59

Wednesday-Daily Deal Caliber wireless 1-subject notebook $1.69
$1.00 Instant coupon printing at Big Red Machine
Final Price: $0.69

Thursday Daily Deal Caliber mulit-size sharpener $1.99
$1.50 Instant Coupon printing at Big Red Machine
Final Price: $0.49

Friday/Saturday-Daily Deal Caliber Crayons 27 ct $1.99
$1.50 Instant Coupon printing at Big Red Machine
Final Price: $0.49

More Back To School Deals through 8/15/15

Frozen, Star Wars, Fashion and Neon notebooks, pens, lunch kits or accessories B1G1 50% off

Backpacks starting at $9.99

Paper-Mate mechanical pencils 5 ct .59

Elmers school glue stick 6 pk or Krazy Glue brush 5g $2.49

Pilot G2 pens 5 ct $4.99

Avery, Caliber binders or dividers prices starting at $3.99

Five Star 1-subject notebook, Five Star 3-subject notebook $2.99
$1/2 Five Star Products printable
$1/2 Five Star Products, exp. 9/30/15 (SS 08/02/15)
Final Price: $2.49

And more deals are coming on 8/16 and 8/23 in the weekly ads!

Enter the Giveaway

Our friends at CVS/pharmacy have provided us with a $25 CVS Gift Card to award to one reader!  Enter daily through August 20th for a chance to win.  Use your gift card for school supplies or whatever you may need at CVS!  With all the great deals they’re offering each week, your $25 will go far! Use the form below to enter.
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Enter to Win the Fresh Families Back-to-School Giveaway

Back to School is coming fast, and I’m teaming up with some of my favorite brands and bloggers to offer a huge back to school giveaway!

Enter this huge Back to School giveaway from some of your favorite brands and bloggers! Three winners will take home a backpack loaded with school supplies - including Boogie Wipes. Plus a mommy clutch - full of everything mom needs to make the start of the school year as easy as possible - including a $25 Target gift card, a $25 Starbucks gift card, Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus, a Dreft To-Go Instant Stain Remover Pen  and Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator.

Three winners will take home a backpack loaded with school supplies – including Boogie Wipes. Plus a mommy clutch – full of everything mom needs to make the start of the school year as easy as possible – including a $25 Target gift card, a $25 Starbucks gift card, Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus, a Dreft Stain Stick and Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator.

Make Back to School Simple with Fresh Families Brands

Bracing yourself for the back to school sniffles that seem inevitable this time of year? Boogie Wipes to the rescue! Click here to grab a coupon, and be sure to stack your savings at Target to save an additional 5% with the Cartwheel app.

Dreading having to iron those school uniforms and T-shirts every morning? Meet your new iron – Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus. You’re going to love it! Click here for a coupon.

Have no doubt that your kids will slop some lunch on their brand new school clothes? Arm them with the Dreft To-Go Instant Stain Remover Pen! Click here for a coupon.

Already gagging when you think about having to wash those smelly gym clothes? You’ll be shouting #BringtheStink with the new Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator. Click here for a $2 coupon.

Complete the form below for a chance to win all of these products – plus more!

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Complete the form below to enter to win!

Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm ET on Wednesday, August 19, 2015. Entrants must be residents of the United States or Canada. Promotion is void in Quebec.

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Stock Up for Your Roadtrip | 30% off CVS Fill Your Bag Promotion

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CVS “Fill Your Bag” Sale – Now through August 8, 2015

No matter where you are traveling this summer, you can stock up on supplies at CVS/pharmacy!  Whether you’re heading to the beach for a week or taking a short weekend away, CVS has everything you need from snacks and toiletries to medicines and beauty supplies.

Through August 8, CVS is offering 30% off their exclusive brands with the Fill Your Bag Promotion.  And along with the 30% off, you get a reusable shopping bag to hold all of your goodies!  CVS exclusive brands include Gold Emblem, Total Home, Beauty 360, Gold Emblem Abound, CVS/pharmacy brand and a few others.


To take advantage of the FREE shopping bag and the 30% off savings, scan your Extra Care Card at the CVS coupon center.  You’ll receive a coupon for all your CVS brand goodies and the free shopping bag pictured above.  Pick up your shopping bag.  They’re located in the store aisles or at the checkout.  Fill your bag with CVS brands and save 30% at the checkout.  This promotion is also available online at

The 30% off coupon does not apply to sale items, but you can still get some great deals!  Everything I bought (pictured above) was $25.12 after my coupons and discounts.  That’s a full bag for our upcoming road trip!

$25 CVS Gift Card Giveaway

One lucky reader is going shopping with a $25 CVS/pharmacy gift card!  Just follow the instructions below to enter multiple times through 12:00 am 8/8/15.

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Join the Sam’s Club #DareToCompare Twitter Party for a Chance to Win

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Getting the best deals for your family is essential.  A Sam’s Club membership will allow you to get unbeatable summer deals on everything, including auto and tire services. Sam’s Club works hard to save their members money on tires.

Sam’s Club offers the best tire brands including Michelin, Goodyear, BFGoodrich, and Pirelli. These tires are offered at unbeatable prices and each tire purchase includes the Tire Installation Package.

The Tire Installation Package ($15/tire, $25/dually tire) makes Sam’s Club tires unbeatable with the Sam’s Club “all-in” price match.  The package provides purchasing members with some great benefits and services as long as you remain a Sam’s Club member.  Receive free tire mounting, lifetime tire balancing and rotation, no charge tire lifetime flat repair and 24-hour emergency roadside services!

What a perfect deal for upcoming summer roadtrips!

To celebrate the savings, join the Sam’s Club #DareToCompare Twitter party on June 3rd, 2015 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST.  The party is hosted by @ModernDayMoms and @BrettBMartin. You can win Sam’s Club gift cards!

  • Prizes:
    • 4) $50 Sam’s Club Gift Cards
    • (3) $75 Sam’s Club Gift Cards
    • (2) $100 Sam’s Club Gift Cards
    • (1) $500 Grand Prize Gift Card
  • Hashtag: #DareToCompare
  • Must attend party to win, winners announced throughout party

In addition to the chance to win great prizes, you can learn new tire maintenance tips and find out how to save on your next set of tires.  Learn more about Twitter parties here:

Let’s get summer ready!  Join me at the #DareToCompare Twitter party! Let Sam’s Club help you save and get summer ready today.

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Save On Summer Essentials at CVS | Enter to Win a $25 Shopping Spree!


There’s no doubt about it, spring is finally here and summer is nearly upon us.  Summer for our family means lots of outdoor activities, baseball, swimming, traveling and time with friends.  We often find ourselves eating snacks by the baseball field or at the pool or in transit from one place to another.

As a mom of three, I like to be prepared for all that summer has to offer.  While on the run, it’s easy to give in to buying expensive snacks, drinks and meals if you are not prepared!  Why pay $1.00 or more for a bottle of water when a whole case of 24 costs around $2.00?  That’s my thinking when it comes to summer and savings!

That’s precisely why my vehicle is always packed with everything a kid could need!  Besides the obvious snacks to aleve extreme hunger, my car will likely contain anti-bacterial wipes, sunscreen, pain relief, and lots of bottled water.  On baseball weekends, I often have a cooler of food, paper plates, plastic silverware, napkins and aloe for sunburns!Capture

This summer, CVS will bring you savings on everything you need to keep the kids happy!  Along with great sale prices, starting on May 25th, CVS will be offering a $10 Cash Card when you spend $30 on participating products.  Just look for the CVS Cash Card symbol in the weekly ad to see what qualifies.



Whether you are sticking close to home or heading to the beach or soccer field, CVS has you covered.  You can always find a CVS store along your way to restock when you begin running low.  And you can definitely feel good about the savings at CVS!

CVS Gift Card Giveaway

CVS would like to help one of our readers kick of summer with some supplies of their own in the form of a $25 CVS Gift Card!  One winner will be able to buy whatever they need at CVS!  Just follow the instructions below to enter!  Our giveaway will close on Memorial Day, May 25th.  Come back and get your daily entries through Monday.
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Mother’s Day Giveaway: Enter to Win a $50 Gift Card to BLINQ!

Pick out your own Mother's Day gift when you win!

Have you heard about the newest way to save on everything for home and family?  Now you can find great deals on all kinds of great new and used items at BLINQ works directly with major retailers to help them sell overstock and returned goods to consumers like you who don’t mind paying less for an item that may have been opened and returned.  And BLINQ has tons of great deals in lots of different categories:  computers, tablets, cell phones, TVs, cameras, video games, home goods, jewelry, strollers, etc

CaptureBLINQ guarantees their items to be in good working condition and rigorously tests each item before selling them.  If you are not satisfied with your item, simply return the item hassle free.  BLINQ also has a best price guarantee and ships all items for free, regardless of order size.

BLINQ will help you save money and give back! Learn more about how BLINQ is Green and how BLINQ partners with Trees for the Future to donate a tree for every order placed on the site.Capture

Right now, when you sign up for the BLINQ email list, you’ll get 10% off your first order, making these great deals even better!  Just visit and scroll down to the bottom of the page and enter your email address.  You’ll receive an email within a few minutes with your exclusive code.

I’ve got my eye on several items at BLINQ:  cookware, rugs, appliances, electronics and more!  Items at BLINQ sell out quickly, so act fast.  Check them out and find some great deals!

BLINQ is currently having a huge Mother’s Day sale with prices up to 93% off!  You’ll enjoy savings on jewelry, electronics, kitchen accessories and cell phones and accessories. Check it out so you can treat Mom (or yourself) to great gifts while saving big!


We’ve teamed up with the people at BLINQ to bring you this great giveaway for Mother’s Day.  Our winner will get $50 to spend at so you can treat yourself for Mother’s Day.  Enter multiple times through Wednesday 5/13/15 at 11:59pm.  We’ll announce the winner on Thursday!

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