Rite Aid deals this week

Rite AidHere’s a few of the deals at Rite Aid this week!!


Hershey Single Serve Candy, Buy One Get One Free (Save up to $1.29)
Use 1.00/2 (01/08 SS)
Final Price: 29¢ for 2!

Disney Vitamins, Buy One Get One Free
Use $1.00/1 (01/01 RP or Printable)
Final Price: Around $5 or $6 for 2 bottles of children’s vitamins

Kashi Cereal, $2.99
Use $1.00/1 Kashi Printable
Or use $2.00/1 Recyclebank Kashi Printable – Take Surveys to earn points
Final Price: $0.99 to $1.99 [click to continue…]

Wanna Win Something?

giveawaysLots of great giveaways up for grabs from the Mavens of Money- plus, you can add yours or find even more with the linky list below!!  GOOD LUCK!
Win $225 Cash
-ends 1/16

Win a Filled Coupon Binder – ends 1/15

Win a “Got Coupons?” Bondi Band

Hanes Bra Contest – ends 1/8

Red Tulip Boutique $50 GC – ends 1/8

$70 Cash Giveaway – ends 1/31

Coach Contest – ends 1/9

Win One Month of Weaver Chicken Nuggets – ends 1/14

Win a Month of Free Chicken (ends 1/13) [click to continue…]

Walmart Deals this week

Here’s a few hot deals at Walmart this week – not a full list, but some good stuff!!

Libby’s Canned Vegetables 14.5-15.25oz – $.75
$1/4 Libby’s Canned Vegetables 11/13/11 RP Insert (exp 03/31/12)
=$2.00 for 4

Bush’s Best Beans 16oz – $.92

Frigo String Cheese 24pk – $5.98
$0.55/1 Frigo Cheese Heads String Cheese, 10 oz+ 10/02/11 SS Insert (exp 01/31/12)

Olay Foaming Face Wash 6.78oz – $4.47
$1/1 Olay Facial Moisturizer, Cleanser, or Smooth Finish Facial Hair Remover 01/01/12 P&G Insert (exp 01/31/12)

DenTek Triple Clean Floss Picks 90ct – $2.50
– $0.75/1 Dentek Flosser or Interdental Cleaner of $2 or More 12/11/11 SS Insert (exp 02/12/12)

Check out more about Walmart’s coupon policy here . Walmart also price matches current competitors ads.

Check out more Walmart deals at Saving Toward A Better Life!

Natural Remedies for Inflammation

So it’s 2012.  The year I will be turning 38.  I can remember a time when that seemed like a very OLD age.  While I am not old, and certainly don’t FEEL old, I have noticed in the past few years that things are um…well, they aren’t quite the same as they were when I was, say, 18.  Or maybe 28.  Stuff like my knees, and ankles.  Things go snap, crackle and pop! even when they aren’t in a bowl full of milk as part of my breakfast.

I’m starting to understand why my grandma Evelyn hated the cold, because it made her joints ache.  While I don’t ache (yet?) in the cold, I do definitely react more to cold temperatures, at this stage of the game.  Inflammation causes pain, and I don’t have a high threshold for pain.  I get kind of crabby.  Pouty.  Whiny.  It’s pathetic, really.  But I’d like to prevent the pain before it starts, you know?   Then I’m not stuck trying to relieve pain, just the inflammation that causes it.

Apparently, my body has turned 37 1/2 right along with the rest of me.   I prefer, when possible, to use natural remedies for anything to do with my body (and those of my family members), from scrapes to aches to fevers…so inflammation issues would have me seeking out natural remedies before pharmaceuticals.  I’m hoping that my newfound acceptance of exercising on a mostly regular basis will help me to keep my joints feeling (and acting) younger than I am, but should they continue to groan, squeak, snap, crackle or pop in protest of my simply turning over in bed…well, I might look for something like Trivita.    Or rather, WHEN they continue.  Maybe I should start taking some of these remedies pre-emptively.   [click to continue…]

Winners…are you one?

The winner of the EzyRoller is……………………..

Victoria L!


The winner of the Time Tracker Mini & Let’s Tackle Kindergarten Kit is……………..


Ericka C

AND………………. [click to continue…]

FREE LeapFrog LeapPad and Explorer App and eBook!

Yay for freebies!! I’m downloading these free LeapPad apps while I type this post up quickly so I can’t share what we think, but I’m confident they’ll be fun, I haven’t met any LeapFrog stuff that wasn’t in all my years of parenting!!

Getting these freebies is simple- connect your unit to the computer, go to the App center, and enter the codes below to redeem!!  These will work on your Leapster Explorer AND your LeapPad!

free leappad apps

To get your FREE eBook “The Book of Super Awesome Stuff”

Enter code 5813-1140-1518-1413

To get your FREE Game “Alphabet Stew”
Enter code 5813-0790-4610-4973


Some of my kids’ favorite games and apps include: (These are games we have that my kids use a LOT.  We haven’t tried every game to see what the best is, but if you are new to LeapPad or Explorer, they may give you a starting place!)

Disney Animation Artist– step by step instructions to draw favorite Disney characters- in different poses.  My kids adore this one.

Music Studio & Art Studio are great too- gets kids to play around and be creative.

Favorite eBooks:


Cinderella (ultra)



Jake and the Neverland Pirates


I Spy Super Challenge

Dora the Explorer

Magic School Bus: Oceans

 Pixar Pals



Winnah Winnah Chicken Dinna!!

Really, it should be winnahs.  But that doesn’t flow as nicely.  Regardless- Lots of winners from last night, and since I have 2 napping kids, you lucky LUCKY friends get to see the winners.  In a post.  Fa la la la la.


KOR Water Bottle: Jennifer

Little Tikes Baby Dance with Me doll : Robin K. M. [click to continue…]