Save $2 on Dove Men+Care Products

We all know that skin products are not a one-for-all deal.  Some products are good for my skin, and maybe aren’t great for yours.  What works for me isn’t always what works for my husband.  I’ve been finding more and more lately that my husband has been using the men’s skin care products I’ve gotten for him and not just the soap I use.  With fall and winter coming, it means drier air, and since we heat our home with a woodstove, drier skin.  We both want to find something that works well for him that isn’t “girly” and will keep his skin feeling clean, not dry and, well, manly.  (Ok maybe that last bit was my idea…) Dove Men+Care has a great and affordable line from a brand we’ve used and trusted for years just for men with the ingredients to combat dryness.

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You can check out what real couples have to say about the Dove Men+Care line and get a money saving $2 off coupon while you are there!

What do men want in skin care? It’s probably not a question that men think about a lot but DOVE® MEN+CARE® is clinically proven to fight skin dryness and no one wants dry skin!

DOVE® MEN+CARE® is also the only brand that provides superior skincare that is designed specifically for men.

Hear What Real Couples Have To Say About Dove® Men+Care® and Save $2

Watch what real men have to say about skincare and their morning routines. After watching, print the following coupons to save on DOVE® MEN+CARE® products:

  • $1 off DOVE® MEN+CARE® Body+Face Wash, Body+Face Bar Soap, or Scrubber
  • $1 off DOVE® MEN+CARE® Deodorant

Shop all DOVE® MEN+CARE® products at Walmart to find the lowest prices!


What do you look for in skin care for men? Have you tried Dove Men+Care? My husband has (and let me tell you, it smells marvelous- I love the smell!) and he’s been very happy with it.

$40 FREE Paper Coterie Credit!

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Paper Coterie is offering $40 Paper Coterie credit to all first time customers!  There is no minimum purchase necessary, which means you can get $40 (or less….or more) worth of personalized products for FREE!  Standard shipping rates apply, which start around $6.00.  The holidays are coming FAST and furious and this $40 will come in very, very handy!!

How to get the credit:  Register for your account here.  Create your personalized item(s) .  Choose from books, cards, calendars, and more.  Enter the coupon code Welcome2012 at checkout and you will receive $40 off your order.

This is a great freebie.  Think Christmas, birthday, anniversaries, and more!  Thanks, Coupons are GREAT, for the tip!

NEW Nectresse™ 100% No Calorie Sweetener (Prize Pack Giveaway, 4 winners)

nectresses spoonableI’ve been pretty open with you all that I’ve struggled with my weight my entire life.  Right now I’m in an “up” mode and I’m frustrated.  Ready for down again.  I’ve always been hesitant to go with no calorie sweeteners for fear of side effects and long term impacts of artificial sweeteners on my body.  Funny, isn’t it?  Or maybe not as much funny, as ironic? I just heard of the NEW Nectresse™ 100% No Calorie Sweetener and am very interested in checking it out.  A no calorie sweetener that’s natural?  Yes, please!
The Nectresse is made from the extract of monk fruit, and combined with other natural sweeteners like sugar, molasses and erythritol.  100% natural.  Nothing artificial.  Intriguing, right?
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You can cook and bake with Nectresse just like real sugar, too.  I think I’ll start with just my coffee and see how that goes.  That’s a big test for me. I don’t like to mess around with my morning coffee.  Ever.  There are recipes to use the Nectresse with including some pumpkin walnut pancakes that I’m totally going to make when the weather is cooler- what a delicious fall breakfast treat!  We love making pancakes on Saturday mornings as a family…and we love pumpkin…
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 Be sure to print a $2 coupon to save on Nectresse so you can check out the new natural, no calorie sweetener for yourself! ! Nectresse is available at Walmart!
Nectresse would like to send four(4) winners each a prize pack including one(1) canister of Nectresse sweetener along with a $25 Walmart gift card to grab baking supplies or other ingredients to help you make one of the Nectresse recipes! 
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Save on haircuts for the WHOLE family with “Haircut Coupon-a-thon”

I’m so happy to be typing these 8 words: The kids go back to school next week. I love them, and I love being home with them, but ohmygoodness I’m ready for school to start.  We’re almost ready- the backpacks are out, supplies are purchased, extra supplies are purchased to be donated on Sunday, new clothes are purchased and shoes are being broken in…last minute summer fun is being squeezed in…we meet the teachers and see the classrooms this Friday, and then….school!  Oh wait….one more thing to do.  Haircuts.  Three kids needing haircuts at once.

Do I let them choose their styles (yes, yes I do).  Do I try to bring all three at the same time and pray that they can hold it together for the duration of three haircuts?

Well, friends, I’m not sure I’m *that* brave. There could be major meltdowns by the end of a third hair appointment, especially if involves any washing of the hair that belongs to my son.  I’m thinking I’ll bring each alone and we can have a mommy date.

But then I’m taking three separate trips and that’s extra gas money.  Sigh.

What’s a mom to do?  The cutting of the hairs is important, and necessary, but adds up fast.  I can’t just buzz my son anymore, he has declared he likes it as is and won’t hear of cutting it shorter.  He likes when it flips out and I won’t lie….I love it like this.  The concept of a trim is lost on him and we’ve had many tears already- and remember, we haven’t GONE to get his hair cut yet.  We’re just discussing.  Hairs still need trims, though, and it has to happen. (Would YOU cut those locks?  Not me- especially not with his recent Alopecia Areata

While haircut appointments can be expensive, I’m glad for programs we can do like the “Haircut Coupon-a-thon” which helps save money on haircuts for back-to-school: $7.99 haircut coupons ($9.99 in select markets), valid for an adult or a kid’s haircut. Just enter your zip code and select your salon to get your coupon. The coupon is valid through 9/30/12. Everyone can get a fresh new look (even if it’s just a trim) for Fall.

To get your coupon, visit the Beauty Bargains blog, select your favorite salon brand and print. Share this link with your friends and family too!

There are fifteen salon brands and over 4,500 locations across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico participating in this massive savings event! These salons are full-service salons offering additional services like highlights, color, perms, waxing and more.

The participating salons all carry a wide range of professional haircare products from all your favorite brands: Biolage, Redken, Paul Michell as well as their own private label lines. So the time is right to stock up on all your haircare essentials and get back-to-school-ready. Back-to-school starts here, and with a no-appointments-needed policy at these salons, you can walk in whenever it’s convenient for you and the whole family.

Below is a list of all participating brands:

Best Cuts


Cool Cuts 4 Kids (participating salons only)

Famous Hair

Fiesta Salons

First Choice Haircutters (U.S. participating salons only)

Head Start Salons


Holiday Hair

Island Haircutting Co.



SmartStyle (located inside Walmart Supercenters)

Style America

TGF Hair Salons


Trouble printing coupon? Email with the salon brand you’d like to visit and they’ll send you a coupon.

Don’t like printing coupons?  Don’t have a printer? On a mobile device? To redeem your coupon: Touch and hold to save coupon image. Show coupon to your stylist.

Let me know if you take advantage- and don’t forget I LOVE to see pics of your cuties!! And you!

No purchase required to participate. You must be a legal resident of the 50 United States, or the District of Columbia, have a personal blog and be a registered user of the and the My SocialMoms Rewards program as well as the web site to participate. Must be at least 18 years of age or older at time of submission. See Terms and Conditions at the tab above.

About the “Haircut Coupon-a-thon”:

This offer is valid in fifteen salon brands with over 4500 locations across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Coupons valid at participating U.S. locations for the Cool Cuts 4 Kids and First Choice Haircutters brands.

“I was compensated for writing this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and the Regis Family of Brands blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.”

GoodNites Disposable Bed Mats Coupon and Giveaway (4 winners)

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I am still in disbelief that all three of my children are potty trained.  Now, my oldest has been accident free for 18 months, and my just about 5 year old has one accident a year?? But my little one, who just turned 3 last week…she’s just not ready to be dry overnight.  She’s frequently dry, but not reliably. The problem is she’s adamant about NO DIAPERS!!  and even when we put them on her, by the time I go in to tuck her in and kiss her before I go to bed, she’s wearing nothing at all on her little tush.  Cute, but the laundry gets old really fast.  I’ve been searching for a solution and I think I have found it in the new GoodNites Disposable Bed Mats.  She can wear big girl underpants to bed, and I don’t have to worry about wet sheets in the morning.  I would much rather not make this a power struggle and let her be in underpants, and the GoodNites allow me to do so.

After learning some helpful facts, readers can print a $2 coupon for GoodNites Disposable Bed Mats so they can try them out with their own kids!While downloading the coupon, you can also learn facts about bed wetting like what causes it and how you can help your child avoid it
You can also shop all the GoodNites Disposable Bed Mats products and learn exactly how they work

For the giveaway, I’d like readers to interact with the unique features on the page. So, for one of the ways to enter, I’d like readers to visit the page and leave a comment on your post saying what they learned from the quiz about bed wetting. 

If interested, please link readers to:

FOUR lucky readers will each win  1pack of GoodNites Disposable Bed Mats and a $15 Walmart gift card!
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Stock up on Back to School Essentials with Kleenex (Coupon and Giveaway)#KleenexSSS

Be sure to check out Kleenex Back-to-School website for great tips and suggestions on how to keep kids from getting sick- and you- for back to school!  Like it or not, when kids go back to school, they are exposed to all kinds of germs.  Be sure to grab some Kleenex products when you do the back-to-school supply shopping so the kids are prepared!  My kids all have on-the-go packets of tissues in their backpacks and I frequently send boxes in for their classrooms.  The Kleenex Shield tissues give me a little piece of mind and it’s a brand I trust.

There’s a money saving coupon for the  on-the-go packs on the Kleenex website so be sure to head over there to print before you shop.  I love the sales and coupons at back-to-school time because I can spend what we have budgeted, but combining great deals with coupons means we can do a lot for others to help with their supply needs.  Win-win all around!!


One lucky reader will win a Kleenex Sneeze Shield Back-to-School kit: Includes backpack filled with Kleenex box and on-the-go-packs 

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I will receive a Kleenex Sneeze Shield Back-to-School Kit to thank me for taking the time to share this post.  Opinions are my own.  

Food on the Table- FREE Meal Planning for Life!

Food on the Table is an easy meal planning service that is based on sales at local grocery stores. With Food on the Table, users will be able to: – find thousands of easy, healthy recipes – save money by knowing the items that are on sale – simplify your shopping experience with a well organized grocery list.

For more than 3 meals a week and more recipes, the member can upgrade to the premium version for a low introductory rate of $5/month. BUT…

When new Food on the Table registrants use the promo code SUMMERFREE, they will receive the current service free for life. 

I’m kind of crazy excited to try this. The recipes take the sales at your local grocery store and your family’s food preferences to create a meal plan based on kid-friendly recipes hand picked by our chefs. Then,they send you to the store with a printable grocery list that can also be viewed on your smart phone. This is what I like to call “Brett proof meal planning” and I can’t wait to try it!! I don’t even have to print it!!

Let me know if you sign up and how you like it!!

Sprucing up my bedroom with a little bit of my mom

I had this ugly lamp in my bedroom, on my bedside table.  Given that the phone lives there, and a basket with my must-read books, and whatever assorted items kids bring in, I realized recently, the lamp has to go.  I wasn’t turning it on, I hated it, it was too big for the space, and…well, it was a free lamp that I hated.  I decided to let my guilt go, donate the lamp (another man’s trash, right?) and set out to find an adorable SMALL lamp I could use for middle of the night wakings, etc….or reading.  Whichever, or both.  Of course, I was supposed to be shopping for GE Lighting, so I went over to check out their new light bulbs











I went to Walmart last and actually found an adorable little lamp, but it was kind of…boring.  It needed something.  I decided to bring the lamp home and take a few days to think about what I’d do with it.

Over the weekend, my husband surprised me with a belated birthday gift.  The jewelry chest my mom had, for oh, forever?  (It’s at least 45 years old, she got it when she was stationed in Japan during her Air Force years) The chest that had a bottom drawer that didn’t close for as long as I could remember.  My dad gave this chest to me, right when mom died, and I still to this day haven’t been ready to go through the box.  But this weekend, when my husband took me to the basement to show me he’d fixed it, to surprise me, I was able to open a drawer or two.  I’m definitely still not ready to go through it all, but I did find, in the second drawer I opened, some costume jewelry that just seemed…well, made for my lamp.

So I took that jewelry out, shed some tears, hugged my husband, and said, “I need my glue gun.  Right now.”

Bewildered, he grabbed it for me (we store it up high) and shook his head as I ran up the stairs to assemble supplies.  Cute, boring lamp: Check.  Glue gun: check.  Costume jewelry: Check. Scissors: Check.

My mom’s old costume jewelry has made my mom’s lamp far more personal, less boring, and keeps her close for just a little bit longer.

Isn’t it funny how sometimes, the strange things in life happen just when you need them to?


In honor of my mom’s lifelong love of protecting our earth, I of course had to use a “green” lightbulb – which I found tons of at Walmart (and don’t be sad, you can see ALL of my shopping photos in my Google Plus album) and am trying to change all of our bulbs in the house to greener ones.

What do you think of my boring lamp now? I love it! I also like knowing the bulb I put in there will last several years, if not longer- so I paid a bit more up front, but will have less cost in replacements (don’t have to) and less harm to our earth. Win, win.

I could be saving $177.24 a year just by changing all of our bulbs in the house to energy efficient ones. What would your savings be?

 I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This content has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and GE Lighting. #CBias #SocialFabric”


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Broadway’s BIG Deals: Save up to 50% on tickets!

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 Ticketmaster  has announced a HUGE new promotion that I’m really excited about, called Broadway’s BIG Deals.  Nearly 50 events across the country are offering savings up to 50% until June 15th.   Broadway shows, at 50% off.  I’m so excited.  I was fortunate that my godparents lived in Brooklyn when I was little, and I think I saw Annie on Broadway at least 4 times, Peter Pan probably 5, CATS, A Chorus Line and others.  I adore Broadway. I think everyone should see a Broadway show at least once in their life- it’s such a magical experience!

My mom used to take days off of work (she can’t get in trouble for that now, right?  Decades later??) and keep me home from school and we’d go spend the day in the city and do lunch and a matinee show.  Such wonderful memories, and I’d almost forgotten I had those memories tucked away in my head until I sat to write this. I forgot how many shows we’d seen.  I’d love to bring her to a show as MY treat- instead, I’ll have to bring my kids in her memory.  The ticket prices can be expensive so I’m pretty happy to find some discounts! As you can see, my love for Annie started at a young age.

The Broadway’s BIG Deal promotion isn’t just for New York showings- there are listings all over the country.  Can you guess what site I’m visiting when I finish this post?  Don’t wait on this one, friends, this promotion ends on June 15th.

Patrons can purchase discounted tickets for many exciting arts events in New York and  throughout the country as well as for the following Tony Award®nominees:  Ghost the Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, Peter and the Starcatcher, and SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark.